The Phone — Something we take for granted today?

The Phone - Something we take for granted today?On Saturday, March 31st, Geoffrey King of “The Bush Telegraph Boys”, spoke at the Kersbrook District Men’s Breakfast.

The theme of the meeting was, “One hundred years of telephony”.
Three other “Bush Telegraph Boys”, who collectively brought along items from their collection of telephones, accompanied Geoff.

Some 45 attended the Breakfast and the enthusiasm of the speaker and the range of phones in the display entranced all. Continue reading

Birdwood High School enters first ever World School’s Golf Challenge

Birdwood High School Golf ChallengeTwo teams from the Birdwood High School travelled to Christchurch, New Zealand, earlier in April to compete in the first ever World Student Golf Challenge. Student teams from around the world will be competing.

There are 54 teams from around the world competing in this world-first event in Christchurch, New Zealand.
27 schools from Australia (17 teams), South Africa (7 teams) and New Zealand (30 teams) will contest in the event at four different Christchurch courses (Coringa, Templeton, Waitkiri and Harewood). Continue reading