Historical information

Mont Albert State School was officially opened on 23rd April 1917. The school became Mont Albert Central School in 1918, taking in Forms 1 and 2. The school remained a Central School until 1964, when the secondary years formed the basis of a new High School, the Box Hill North High School, later to be named Koonung Secondary College. As Laurie was in the photo of Class 2B, this photo may include one of her siblings.

This is part of a large collection of material related to the Deakin, Mair and Young families, all with connections to Surrey Hills and Mont Albert.
Laurie Young was the daughter of Beryl Mair (1916-1976) and Ernest Lance Young (1915-1999). The family lived at 5 York Street and later 11 York Street, Mont Albert. Laurie was born on 18 August 1947.

Physical description

Black and white class photo taken outside the school building. The class of 20 girls and 29 boys. Not all children are wearing school uniform. The children are flanked by an older gentleman wearing glasses (left facing) and a younger woman (right facing).

Inscriptions & markings

Photographer's identification stamp in black ink " L.E. Reynolds / PHOTOGRAPHER / 35 RUSSELL STREET, / SURREY HILLS, E10"