Welcome to Flashback Friday! Each Friday we will revisit a past College event, story or unique memory from yesteryear.
22 June 2018
Flashback Friday! With the commencement of the new dining hall veranda building development during the mid-year break, today we go back to the 2002 Commencement Dinner. This part of the College will look considerably different come Semester 2.
15 June 2018
In October 1983, a formal letter was sent from the property of St Hilda’s College addressed to the Public Relations Officer at Macrobertson Pty Ltd, a chocolate manufacturing company based in Ringwood in Melbourne’s east.
The letter was from the three members of CANS or more specifically, the Chocolate Amphibian Nibbling Society. CANS comprised of then St Hilda’s students Russell Kenley (President), Alison King (Treasurer) and Nerida Smith (Keeper of the Lily-pad).
Macrobertson Pty Ltd, who were acquired by Cadbury, were the producers of the popular confectionery item Freddo Frogs, an obvious favourite of CANS.
The letter addressed a ‘disturbing’ issue CANS had found with the packaging of Freddos. Reading the letter provides the full gist but let’s say it must have been an important issue of its time, important enough that less than a month later a reply came from Cadbury.
8 June 2018
Carol Briggs (pictured middle-front) commenced at the College on 18 February 1998 as the Accounts Manager. Fast forward 20 years and Carol is still at St Hilda’s doing a stellar job! A well-earned Communitas thank you to Carol for her significant contribution to the College.
1 June 2018
Today’s Flashback Friday features the infamous ‘bear in a chair’.
The ‘bear in a chair’, as it is referred to by long serving staff member Chris ‘Tyso’ Tyson, recently came out of hibernation after 10 years!
Rumours are that the bear (who stands at approximately one metre tall and wears an Illinois t-shirt thanks to the exchange students), became a favourite of the College residents back in the day.
Tyso, who has been at the College for the past two decades, remembers the bear well. Every year during mid-year break he would have to rescue the bear, who would be duct-taped to the steeple. How did the bear get up there? Tyso has his theories. No wonder he has had it hidden in the workshop for the past decade.
Flashback Friday will feature every Friday throughout the year. If you have any great 'flashback' memories of St Hilda's over the years, share them or email email@example.com.
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