Today is the last Friday of the month and time for another post on Deaf Children Australia. I know I had previously stated that I was going to go back and take more photos, well it hasn’t happened. I don’t know what has happened with the time in the last month. It has vanished. So today I thought I would do something a little different. I was lent a book about the history of the school, “The History of the Victorian School For Deaf Children” by J.H. Burchett, MBE, published in 1964, and I have’t read all of it, but there are lots of photos in it.
I have wanted to show photos of how the school used to be, a different time, a different way of life, but it has been hard to get access to the old photos, so today I thought I would show you a gallery of images from the book. I scanned them for you. They aren’t great, you can see that they are from a book because of some crazy grid stuff, but hopefully you can get an idea of what it was like. There are images from when the school first started and into the 20th century. I left the explanation under each photo so that should help explain them to you.
There is also a DVD that has been produced, it is called “Behind the Bluestone” and is full of footage from the school and stories by people who went there. It is very inexpensive at $15 and a great way to support Deaf Children Australia. If you are interested in purchasing it then you should go to this link, click here.
Don’t forget you can also donate money to Deaf Children Australia and there is a donate button on their website.