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   Redvers Duffey


Redvers Noel Duffey

House: Clive
Years: 1942-1947

I left the school a year early and completed my schooling by correspondence due to my father becoming very ill.

I was a keen sportsman at school and played cricket, rugby and hockey and represented the school in cricket and rugby at the inter-high school sports. The headmaster was a man by the name of Fletcher whom I found to be a very good man.

I was involved in the ambushing of the girls high school train at the end of one term which resulted in the train being brought to a standstill due to the fact that the rails had been greased and the train was unable to attain enough traction to traverse the gradient past the school. The greaser of the line was the only one suspended because of his actions, but his identity is better left unspoken. I was one of many who escaped punishment for that little escapade.

There are many other tales of mischief and fun which I was involved in during my time at school and I look back on my days at the Prince of Wales with great fondness. In saying that, I remember that the more serious side of school was very good as well, with most of our teachers coming from England. They were well qualified and mostly were of very good qualtity.

We left Kenya in 1963 for Australia just prior to independence. I have been mostly involed with agriculture since living In Australia, both actually on the land and with Stock and Station agencies in the latter part of my working life.

I am now retired and live in Australia in a country Regional area called Goulburn located in New South Wales.

For any old friends who read this, I would love to hear from you and hear how you are getting along.

(Registered - 2nd November 2007)

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