MEDIA RELEASE 10 July 2006
Who are the Barker College boys?
Do you recognise any of the Barker College boys in this photograph?
The photograph with five Barker boys wearing their school boaters was taken in
1915 at Waitara station. Be the first one to discover the name of one of these
five mysterious boys, call 9413 4244 and win an exclusive Mercedes-Benz
Rollerball & Ballpoint Pen Set worth $50 from Morrisons in Chatswood.
The ‘Barker Boys’ photograph is part of an exceptional display of historical
photographs depicting the North Shore life during the 19th and 20th centuries,
which is being held at Morrisons Mercedes-Benz dealership, 742-748 Pacific
Highway, Chatswood. The exhibition is open to the community free of charge until
30th July, 7:30am-6pm on week days and 10am-5pm on weekends.
James Schramko, General Manager of Morrisons, said that the exhibition, open
since 1st June, had so far created a lot of curiosity in the North Shore
“Visitors are coming in every day and they are quite impressed to see how the
North Shore has evolved with a particular interest in photographs about schools
such as Barker College, Knox Grammar, Roseville College and St Pius X,” said
Barker College was established in Kurrajong Heights in the Blue Mountains by the
Reverend Henry Plume in 1890/1891 and had five pupils. The school was moved to
its present site in Hornsby in 1985. Today, the school covers 18 hectares of
land and educates more than 1900 students.
The ‘History of the North Shore’ exhibition is the first to be held in the
specially designed community exhibition space at Morrison Motors’ new Chatswood
showroom. The exhibition space, featuring a 20m long display wall, has been
purposely built to act as a resource which can be shared and used by local
community groups free of charge as part of Morrison’s ongoing commitment to the
North Shore community.
For more information about Morrison Motors and the exhibition, or to book the
community exhibition space call 02 9468 8888 or visit
Photo caption: Five Barker College boys at Waitara Station in 1915 (photo
attributed to Barker College).
Released for Morrison Motors by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations.
For more information contact Kim Larochelle or Aleks Czerwinski
on (02) 9413 4244.