Headmaster LC Robson's photo album

 

Headmaster LC Robson's photo album.

LC Robson, 'The Chief', was the Headmaster at Shore from 1923-1958. Rowing was passion, as evidenced in the photographs of his album displayed on this page. If you have any questions, please contact Shore School Archivist, Kate Riseley. email: archivist@shore.nsw.edu.au ph (02) 9900 4765.

 

Masters and rowers, 1927.

Masters and rowers, 1927.


The start of the 1928 GPS rowing regatta final.

The start of the 1928 GPS rowing regatta final.

 

1928 regatta final

1928 GPS rowing regatta final. This year Shore won every event.

 

Prefects 1928

Prefects, 1928.

back row: DL Carson ; IA Litchfield ; JR Lanke ; R Ludowici ; HC Munsie ; NR Turton

front row: TT Halstead ; FC Taylor ; LC Robson, Headmaster ; K Harris ; DM MacDermott



Sub-prefects 1929

Sub-prefects, 1929.

back row: FJ Pockley ; Eastaugh ; Sapsford ; F Munro 

front row: DA Pratten ; LC Robson (Headmaster) ; FG Hole

 

Heat between Shore and Sydney High, 1930.

Heat between Shore and Sydney High, 1930.



Regatta final, 1930.

Regatta final, 1930. 1. Sydney High 2. St Josephs. 3. Shore.

 

 

Staff, 1929-30.

Staff, 1929. 

 

back row: GA Fisher ; E Robinson ; JE Monckton ; M Synnott ; SCS Begbie ; Sgt Mj FJ Davidson ; SGO Martin ; AS Sams ; EB Lester ; HW Grigg

 

middle row: CE Burgess ; JC Pope ; IF Jones ; JB Burrell ; Miss Mackey ; GH Broinowski ; LC Furnell ; Rev CT Debenham ; E Mander-Jones ; PH Eldershaw

 

front row: FL Grutzmacher ; EM Bagot ; Rev N Backhouse ; HH Dixon ; LC Robson ; RGH Walmsley ; J Lee Pulling ; CST Tiley ; J Clark


Note: Miss Mackey was a French teacher and the only female staff member to remain at the School at the close of World War I. When Headmaster LC Robson began at the School in 1923, he "was very concerned that he staff was not entirely male. However, my opinions have greatly changed. The association of ladies with the staff has, I feel sure, resulted in a very definite contribution to the school." - LC Robson, correspondence, 6 May, 1946.



VI Form 1929

VI Form, 1929. This is the equivalent to Year 12. 

 

Prep students, 1929

Prep students, 1929.

 

Regatta final 1932

GPS rowing regatta final, 1931. St Josephs, Shore, High.

 

Shore boat shed 1931

Shore Boat Shed, 1931.

 

Rowing IV on the river c1930

Rowing IV on the river, circa 1930.


Regatta crowd 1932

Regatta crowd, 1932.

 

Regatta heat, 1931

Regatta heat on the Parramatta River, 1931

 

Regatta final, 1931

Regatta final on the Parramatta River, 1931.

 

Headmaster's Conference 1939

Headmaster's conference at Wesley College, Melbourne, 1939.

 

 

 

Old Boys rugby match of 1937.

Old Boys rugby match of 1937. WH Travers, Captain of Old Boys; BH TRavers, Captain of School.

 

Cadet Corp 1932

Cadet Corp. 1932.

 

The School bus, 1932.

The School bus, 1932, parked in front of School House, prior to renovation.

 

1st VIII on the river, 1931.

1st VIII on the river, 1931. GW Smith, bow ; DO Bourke 2 ; DM Cowlishaw 3 ; IA Page 4 ; CR Sinclair 5 ; AT Muston 6 ; WG Cox 7 ; IG Esplin Str ; JH Cooper, cox. 

Note: the boys with stripes on their shirt have been awarded rowing colours.

 

1932 regatta

1932 regatta. 1. St Josephs 2. Shore 3. Grammar 4. Kings

 

Regatta 1932

Regatta 1932.

Regatta 1931

Regatta 1931.


Note: Due to the overburdened ferries the Maritime Services Board told the GPS Secretary, Jacky Pope (also Shore's Sportsmaster) that they would no longer give permission to hold the regatta. "From 1936 to 1940 the races were held upon the Nepean River, one of the best rowing courses in the world. It allows the eight crews to row abreast over a perfectly straight sheltered course. In 1946 (after the War) it returned to the Nepean, with an expansion of programme to 5 races." - LC Robson, 25 June, 1946.

 

 

Rowing on the river c1934

Rowing on the river, circa 1934.  EF Selff, cox ; GE Seagoe, str ; HC Bradbury, LW Marshall ; JG Marsh, 5 ; R Pedlingham, 4 ; DL Day, 3 ; EBJ Smith, 2 ; S St Vincent Welch, bow.

 

House prefects 1932

House prefects, 1932. 

back row: KE Richardson ; Hodgkinson ; Page ; Burnell ; Vincent St Welch ; Lyttle

front row: Locke ; Cowlishaw ; White ; Headmaster LC Robson ; Esplin ; Watson ; Taylor.

 

Staff 1934

Staff 1934.

 

back row: PH Eldershaw ; JV Pascoe ; GA Fisher ; P Radford ; E Mander Jones ; FJ Dondru ; FM McCracken ; SC Begbie ; SGO March ; JE Monckton
middle row: JR Burrell ; CE Burgess ; IF Jones ; JC Nield ; Mrs Mackey ; JC Pope ; BG Davey ; GH Browinski ; W Sawkins ; HW Grigg
front row: EJ Clinch ; Rev N Backhouse ; J Lee Pulling ; HH Dixon ; LC Robson ; RGH Walmsley ; EM Bagot ; CS Tiley ; AS Sams

 

Staff 1941

Staff 1941.

After the war began a shortage or male teachers meant the School hired female teachers.

 

The Isis (Oxford) and the regatta course Kenley

The Isis (Oxford) and the Regatta Course Kenley. Headmaster LC Robson is on the far right.