Friday, 2 October 2015

Otautau School Photos

Over the last couple of weeks, we've been posting photos of Otautau School classes to our Facebook page. Otautau School donated the photos in 2009. The photos cover the 1960s to the 2000s. They aren't a complete set as some years are missing but still a very substantial and valuable set.

We decided to post them online for two reasons: 1) to continue to make our collections more accessible to the public; and 2) to gather names of the students as most of these photos did not come with names.

Collecting names is a timely kind of exercise - if you wait too long, people won't remember the names. So, we took a chance to put them on Facebook not really knowing how the majority would respond.

Thankfully, the response has been really positive. People are having a laugh and getting their memories stirred, and they are contributing the names we'd hoped for.

Thanks to all who have helped and participated in this informal naming project.

We're always on the lookout for more school photos either from Otautau School or any of the other schools nearby namely Fairfax School, Ermedale School, Aparima School, Gladfield School, Merrivale School, Waikouro School, Isla Bank School and any others I've forgot to mention!

Note: We will open on Sunday, 4 October 2015, 2pm to 4pm.

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