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History 2021


Return to Gulgong  

Please see posting #417 on Forum for final itinerary for Gulgong weekend 29-30 May. 

Some confirmed starters for Gulgong

  • Stephen Ballantine
  • James Daniel
  • Keith & Rosemarie Longworth
  • Adrian Graham 
  • Paul & Fran Fookes (live in Gulgong)
  • Greg & Sue Crowe
  • Ken McLoughlin
  • Neil Rickard
  • George & Sharon Mavros
  • Graham Gibbs

Most people are staying at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Gulgong.  

Update on one of our colourful teachers    

An update on on one of our colourful North Sydney Boys High teachers, Geoff Ostling.  Many of you will remember that Geoff came along to the 40th re-union. Thanks Tim Connell for noticing article.



Popularity of our website     

Just a quick snapshot of the popularity of our website with nsbhs1973 class.  Since starting in 2013 we have had 132 classmates and teachers signup to the site. With new content of Conversations and Forum posts regualrly added, there are visitis to the site every day.

In the last 30 days 70 classmates/teachers have visited the site.   So keep posting about your lives, there is genuine interest from your clasmates/teachers how you are going. 


Calling for donations to keep our website going     

Since our last call in 2013  for donations to keep the website going, we have slowly been depleting the funds paying for domain name, website hosting, security certificates etc.  Many thanks to those who have recently donated,  we now have $713 as of 18 Mar 2021.

In order to get our website to the 50th re-union and beyond we are asking for a donation of around $30 per classmate.  You can donate more or less, whatever you feel comfortable with.  There won't be any chasing for non payment from anyone, all contributions are entirely voluntary.  If you would like to donate to keep the website going you can make a funds transfer to our Class Bank Account 

Society Cheque Acct

BSB      062-225

Account 10305625

April 2021


Proof the excitement of football transcends species   


What makes us happy!!!

So what are the right choices for happiness? You may find inspiration from the participants in the Harvard Study of Adult Development — one of the worlds longest-running studies on happiness.

“The surprising finding is that our relationships and how happy we are in our relationships has a powerful influence on our health. Taking care of your body is important, but tending to your relationships is a form of self-care too. That, I think, is the revelation.”  (Robert Waldinger professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School)

Close relationships, more than money or fame, are what keep people happy throughout their lives, the study revealed. Those ties protect people from life’s discontents, help to delay mental and physical decline, and are better predictors of long and happy lives than social class, IQ, or even genes.



Survey Results

To view the survey results for Re-union click 59th Re-union 2023 > Initial survey > View Survey Results


Possible Venues for 50th Re-union

Please see below some possible venues for the 50th for your consideration.

For those looking for some cool dance moves




On our 1st day of lockdown across the entire state of NSW on Sat 14 Aug, lets GET VACCINATED and get back to this



or this



For those who have lost their last cloth mask but still have a lot of old mechanical parts in the garage (courtesy Paul Fookes)

Remember large crowds

Still locked down and still reminiscing about large crowds

Remember when you used to dance like this in the 80s - sure you do.

For Rolling Stones fans and the sad passing of Charlie Watts.




For Fleetwood Mac fans and memories when we were young.


Some classic Aussie Rock



Lana Del Rey

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

For those who love watching insanely talented and fearless surfers at Nazare - Garrett McNamara  


Nazare- 29 November 2020


Does this old video offer the true expalnation of Brexit?


Dave Allen on Airplanes


Billy Connolly