Recent Event: Beer and Chat

On Friday 2nd August 2019, over 100 Old Boys gathered for a beer and chat at the Hudspeth Hall, NTHS. The informal event was attended by former scholars of Hobart Junior Technical School, Hobart Technical High School and New Town High.

Can you help with names? See below.

Principal Dave Kilpatrick welcomed all former scholars to the event. He outlined the history of the school starting at the Hobart Junior Techical School, and particularly welcoming the old HJTS boys present.

Alec Young, Rodney Pyke and Rob Rossiter.

Dave encouraged all present to attend the other forthcoming Centenary events – see sidebar for details.

Dave asked those present to consider mentoring Year 11 students next year. (Watch this newsletter for more information about mentoring.)

Neil Mayne, John Barker and ? See below.

Forthcoming Centenary events offer more opportunities to renew old friendships and if this event is anything to go by, there should be many more. “Keep in touch and get involved”, Mr Kilpatrick said.

Kenneth Gregson, Ron Plummer, Leigh Sealy and Tim Oxley (all 1971) discuss the quality of English expression in recent letters to the editor.

Since the event, NTHOSA has received many messages of thanks, and offers of assistance from OBs.

Two former HJTS students have written some of their recollections of their time at school. We thank them and will publish these contributions .

Other OBs have offerd to assist NTHOSA is various ways and this is greatly appreciated.

Names? See below.


Many thanks to the NTHS staff and their partners who assisted on the night, by organising registration, school tours and running the bar. A big thanks to them all!

Thanks also to our supporters who donated lucky door and raffle prizes for this event:

Jason Vesinger, Bob Jane T-Marts Moonah

Rob Luck of Allgoods

Graham Cowie of Battery World

Names: Please help by letting us know the names of these old boys by adding info at Contact Us. Thanks.

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