Working in Antarctica didn’t stop Australian Antarctic Division station leader Narelle Campbell from joining in Wingham’s sesquicentenary celebrations in September.
Narelle showed her support for the town’s educational opportunities during a live cross to Antarctica via the internet during the official reception.
In a small community of 4000 people, Wingham’s three public schools — Wingham and Wingham Brush public schools and Wingham High School — are the hub of the town, and it caused no small stir when hundreds of current and former students came together for the three-day sesquicentenary from September 12–14, hosted by a dedicated committee of townsfolk, past students and teachers.
Other former students reconnecting with their schools and teachers emphasised the benefit of public education for their communities. Former NSW minister and current NRMA Deputy President Wendy Machin gave thanks to all who participated in her education at Wingham.
Memorabilia and educational material from over the decades were displayed.