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Re-invigorating Facebook Group

We are looking to re-invigorate our private Facebook group for North Sydney Boys High School Class 1973.  You might have recently received a Friend request from Keith Longworth and subsequently an invitation to join this group.  Any classmate who wants to join this group please send me an email to keithrlongworth@gmail.com or a Friend request via Facebook.



2022 Annual Luncheon - Mosman Rowers


Next Class of 1973 Lunch:  Friday 18th November 2022


Address: 3 Centenary Drive, MOSMAN NSW 2088

Time 12.30 pm


Book Now And Make Sure You Can Be There!!!!

After the success of our informal gathering at roughly the same time last year, we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be returning to the popular Mosman Rowers to catch-up on all the year’s more recent events. 

Please join us over lunch at this terrific waterfront venue and renew old stories and friendships!


Lunch cost will be $60 per head (includes a 2-course set menu: choice of 2 entrees plus mains of fish or steak). Please advise any specific dietary requirements which can then be arranged in advance. Drinks will be at own cost on the day.

Plenty of fun was had by all at last year’s gathering. No doubt we’ll also be able to see Bernie Newsome again and congratulate him on his recent milestone of 60 years of marriage.

To book, please send in a confirmation email to Bill Lyons at email billyons01@gmail.com 


RSVP by 25th October 2022 to ensure we are able to accurately inform the Club about catering.

It would be appreciated if you could also deposit $60 to our NSBHS1973 Account:

BSB: 062 225  Account No: 10305625 and include your name in the advice line to ensure we can identify your payment

Many thanks to Bill Lyons and Ken McLoughlin for organising this years event.


Photo from last years lunch in 2021


Greg Bell (Teacher)
Peter Brooks
Rod Leonarder
Keith Longworth
Ken McLoughlin


New Events & Re-unions page


With so much happening with NSBHS1973 we have added a page Events & Re-unions for publishing all the events that are being planned.  Thank you James Daniel for the good suggestion.

For those interested in 50th Re-union and other activity plans all the Zoom sessions are recorded.  By the way this is not an exclusive planning group, everyone is welcome to participate.

Other menu items provide access to videos and photos of previous re-unions.




Tickets for the 50th Re-union and next day After Party STILL ON SALE


There has been a great support for the Re-union and After Party and we have passed the threshold of the money needed to lay down the deposit for the venues. Many thanks to all who have committed payments more than one year out.  We expect the final number of attendees to be somewhere between 80-100 persons.  The cutoff date to receive money from any classmates who were not sure about attending has now extended to next year.  Classmates who were intending to only come the the 50th re-union can also change their mind about attending both events. 


The 50th re-union at the Manly 16’ skiff club on Saturday 28 October 2023 at 6:30pm.  There is a 3 course meal package for $89 per person plus we are adding another $10 to cover the costs of the website for the next 10 years.


Manly 16' skiff club - venue for the 50th Re-union


The next day we are having a recovery party at midday at the Narrabeen Surf Lifesaving Club where the many musical talents of a class will be showcased – musicians (jazz, rock, folk) and singers of all types (opera, rock, folk).  The after party will be $49 per person that will include a barbecue lunch.  Our musical classmates are REALLY good.


The good news from the Narrabeen Surf Life Saving Club venue is that they will keep both the larger (100+) room and the smaller room (60 max) exclusively available to us. We can decide closer to the event which one to take and the other room will be left vacant on the day.


Narrabeen Surf Lifeaving Club - the after party

Alcohol can be purchased separately at the bar at both venues. Both carnivores and vegans will be catered for. Partners are encouraged to attend as well classmates to both events



50th reunion


Both Events

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2 persons





Please make payment to our class bank account

Account Name            NSBHS1973

BSB                              062225

Account#                    10305625

Reference                   Your name

For those transferring payments from an overseas bank our Swift code is CTBAAU2S or CTBAAU2SXXX 11 digits all branches are the same xxx


Paid (updated 22 Sept 2022)

First Name Surname 50th re-union (Sat) Musical After Party (Sun)
Bruce  Batterham 2 1
Geoff Baxter 1 1
Alan Bensoussan 1 1
Geoff Boulton 2 2
Ian Carragher 2 2
John Casey 2 2
Tim Connell 1 2
Andrew Crooks 1  
Colin Cussel 1 1
James Daniel 2 2
Stephen Dickinson 1  
Michael  Dodd 1  
Paul Fookes 2 2
Laurie Foy 1  
Steve Gellert 1  
Brett Hannaford 1 1
Raoul Hawkins 1 1
Howard Hunt 1  
David Ivers 1 1
Peter Jewkes 1  
Geoff Jones 1  
Rod Leonarder 1 1
Keith Longworth 2 2
Steve Lowndes 1 1
Bill Lyons 1 1
Jim Marjoram 1 1
Norm Matheson 1 1
Bill McCallum 1 1
Ken McLoughlin 1 1
Grant Mitchell 1  
David Morgan 1 1
Neale Morison 1 1
Ken Morrey 1 1
George Petrou 1 1
David Rankin 1  
Michael  Rayner 1 1
Stephen Richardson 1  
Geoff Saunders 1 1
Tony Schlosser 2  
Gary Seaton 1 1
Peter Sheldon 1 1
Peter Shields 1 1
Garbis Simonian 1  
David Spence 2 2
Morten Storaker 2 2
Julie Ward 1  
Kelvin Ward 1  
Neil Warren 2  
Bruce  Watson 1  
Tony  Weston 2 2
Glen Winslade 1 1
  Total 63 35


It is not surprising that some really strong friendships have formed over the last 20 years between old classmates.  And not just from the re-kindling old school friendships but forming new friendships between classmates who may not have spoken more than a few words to each other at school.


You have a lifelong membership to a group of people who went to the same school in the same year and share a common history.  You have experienced black & white TV, the Flintstones, the moon landing, the excitement of a new Beatles or Rolling Stones album, the enjoyment of great films such as Deerhunter and One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, the fun of Happy Days and  Mash, the golden age of Australian rock with Cold Chisel, Australian Crawl, Mental as Anything with our own Greedy Smith, Australian cricket thrashing the Poms in England with Alan Border leading the team, World Cup rugby wins etc.


There is a lovely story in “All I Really Need to Know I learned in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulghum about kids who are so good a playing hide and seek that they never share the joy of being found by others. Lets not be one of those kids.  Come along to both the 50th re-union and next day afterparty.  Join us in regularly organised online and or in person events.  You will be surprised how much you enjoy the company of your old classmates.


Re-union Planning #6 -  20 September 2022


Latest planning meeting held on 20 September 2022.  See confirmation of Colin Cussel's fantastic long term memory singing school war cry without notes.  Now the short term memory could be another story.

Please note changes on event dates - Annual lunch now Friday 18 November and Balmain walk Tuesday 20 December 2022.

Happy to report Greg Bell is alive and well and coming along to the lunch.




Record Interest in Website

Thanks to all those who have posted on the Forum and helped organise re-unions and activities.  We have had an all time record number of 92 classmates who have visited the website in the last 30 days.