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At School aged 12

Now she’s at High School. Still got the same natty hair style too. 3rd from left, 2nd row from front. 1929 and Mum was 12 years old and attending the Parramatta Domestic Science School. I have her report card from this time. Her conduct was described as “Fairly good”; her progress as “Fair” and the teacher’s remarks were “Interest shown in work, but has too much to say.” Somehow that was a script that Mum followed for the rest of her life.