Memorabilia 17 – Sydney University: Fisher Library c.1960

Fisher 6

I suspect this is a few years before 1960, when I arrived at Uni, but the Library is as it was then. To the right were the book stacks, remarkable for their glass floors. That door at the end opened on to a small balcony. At desperate times, as when essays were due, some students used to take books out there and throw them down to waiting accomplices. Needless to say, I didn’t. 😉 The area is now known as the McLaurin Hall.

The picture is from Sydney University archives.

Memorabilia 16 – 50 years on


Me, 1955

See also Memorabilia 15: 1959 — or thereabouts, Fifty years on – guess what, nothing is for ever!, Now, what did I learn half a century ago?, Sydney Boys High School 1955, I wasn’t a prefect…, Time and friendships 2 — the class of ‘59, This may well be me….

I so remember the hats! Mine I successfully lost some time in 1956, after one failed attempt at Kirrawee Station when it blew off my head and onto the train tracks, only to be rescued, much to my chagrin, by a brave member of the public.


1950s junior students SBHS

Linked image.