Katoomba High School 1967 & 1968

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John Staring

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Staring" <staring@westnet.com.au>
To: <paul@khs1967.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 4:20 AM
Subject: www.khs.1967.com

Hi there Paul.
Started out the night sitting at the computer to run off some photos for my mother, who along with my father is very comfortably located in that enigma of a  place from my youth, Buckland Village, out on Hawkesbury Road in Springwood. (My young brother co-manages it, so why would you not?). Somehow, I can't recall exactly, I finished up on the KHS reunion site. That was over three hours ago and it is now well after midnight.

What a fantastic site it is. I have crawled all over it, and it brought back many memories. And reading the in-puts from people such as yourself made it all the more interesting.
And as much as I disliked my school years, not because of any students or teachers, but because I was a wander-lust out for excitement, I am impressed with how literate, in my estimation, everyone appears to have turned out.

Now I have accessed the site, I will attempt to contact John Holmes, as I have his email address, (still current I hope). Having read the name Pat O'Connell in the papers here in the West several times in years gone by, I always wondered if it was the same person who attended KHS. Now I know. I think it may have been on the occasion of Pat's commission that there was a copy of his citation in the newspaper.
Rob Stroeve still lives over here and recently contacted my wife. He had some time off work post illness, and was to drive over east to visit old haunts and nearly as old friends. I believe he may well be going across again in the not-too-distant future.
I was entertained reading of the life to date of Alastair McDonald. I can recall dodging school sport one sports afternoon and going to Penrith with him and one Mr Curry, which then led to us carrying out certain activities so as to enable us to get the vehicle, and us, back home. Could be worth a laugh some time when you remind him. It all took place in the carpark of the Penrith Rowing Club!

Anyway, all the best to you.
Stay well.
John Staring.


Sandy Wilson (Stevenson)

----- Original Message -----
From: a.stevenson
To: Paul
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 9:48 PM
Subject: Re: Katoomba High

Hi Paul, it was very sad about Guy and very sudden, everyone got such a shock.
I meant to say that I worked with the Bank of NSW for quit a while then the Hong Kong Police and Australia Customs with Kim Murphy, you'll remember him and Rod Reason. 


----- Original Message -----
From: Paul
To: a.stevenson
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 7:19 PM
Subject: Re: Katoomba High

Hi there Sandy. Good to hear from you. I lived for a while adjacently opposite Guy's place in Winmalee.
I'll put your email up onto the website when I get a chance. Hopefully your fellow Tassie people will contact you at the very least. 



----- Original Message -----
From: a.stevenson
To: paul@khs1967.com
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2008 2:59 PM
Subject: re: Katoomba High

Hi Paul, I was recently informed of your website, by Ross Birney's ex wife, Margaret. 

Unfortunately I didn't go onto 6th form but went to 4th form with all of these people, it would be nice to be included as I imagine a lot of other people who left the same year as me would agree. 

It's nice to keep in touch and find out what has happened over the years. I was at Springwood Primary with the majority of the people who went onto 6th form so have known them for a long time. 

Anyway, we have just moved to Tassie and I noticed that there are a few other people are also down here. I am Sandy Stevenson but you probably wouldn't have remembered me at school....Sandra Wilson... from Faulconbridge. 

We bought Guy Macarthur's old house on Hawkesbury Road at Winmalee in 1989, then moved to Wagga Wagga in 1999. My husband was in the RAAF for 20 years so we moved around Australia and to Hong Kong. Our move to Wagga was mainly because my husband had the chance to move with work on the Police Radio and worked with the NSW Police for 21 years until his retirement at the beginning of last year. 






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