Ozcloggie

Ozcloggie

Ramsgate Beach, Australia

Letter from the mayor, when everything was beautiful, in its own way.

That was the year when I was hoping to receive a scholarship to Wollongong Teachers College (about to be built). It didn’t happen. The following January, I started working as an office boy.
The only time in my life that I have watched minutes tick by……so slowly!
Wasn’t it nice of the mayor to send me a letter, then?

45 years later I judged those beaches, for the Keep Australia Beautiful Clean Beach Challenge.
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And, I’m happy to report that enough graduated high school students, that year, did not take up their scholarship offers. (Probably went to uni, instead.) So a few weeks into my office boy job, I knew there was an end in sight and I would train to be a teacher, after all.

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