Toowoomba Grammar School Speech Day – Thursday Dec 15th 1910

TWGS Speech Day was held on Thursday the 15th of December 1910 at 2:30pm in the Toowoomba Town Hall. The Governor of Queensland, Sir William, and Lady MacGregor, were guests of honour. An afternoon tea function was later held at Finchley.

Back Row: James Taylor (Trustee), Mrs Robert Sinclair, Mrs Gill, Dr Reginald Freshney (Chairman of Trustees), Alex McPhie (Treasurer), R. Frost (Secretary), EA Gill (Master), Mrs (later Lady) Littleton-Groom, JH Florence (Master), GP Barbour (Headmaster), GG Corey (Trustee)

Front Row: Mrs EA Falkner, Mrs Freshney, Mrs Cecil Roberts, Mrs Alex McPhie, Sir William MacGregor (Governor of Qld, Guest), Lady MacGregor, Mrs Barbour, Miss Nellie Cory, Mrs Frost, Miss Annie McPhie (holding Alison McPhie), Miss Clara Carpendale (sitting)

Names provided on typed sheet by AC McPhie

Based on the clothing this group photo appears to be taken on the same day as the afternoon tea.

More research is needed, but based on the names for the large photo, and the faces I do recognise, I think the people are:

Adults ( L-R):

Mrs Littleon-Groom, Mrs Freshney, Binnie McPhie, Annie McPhie

Children (L-R): Lyndall McPhie, unknown, Alison McPhie, possibly Neil McPhie

The following are newspaper articles about the Speech Day, including the Governor’s address:

THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL ANNUAL SPEECH DAY. (1910, December 12). Darling Downs Gazette (Qld. : 1881 – 1922), p. 5.

TOOWOOMBA GRAMMAR SCHOOL. (1910, December 16). Darling Downs Gazette (Qld. : 1881 – 1922), p. 5.

Social and Personal. (1910, December 17). The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 – 1947), p. 8 (SECOND EDITION).

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