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2001 The Oz Reunion

The KGV Oz Committee.  My how they have grown.

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The Sydney section of the Reunion is over.  What a great week, but exhausting trying to keep up the tempo of our school days.

Now follow the Diary of events as those who were there remember or wish to forget them.

For some great memories  of this reunion.
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Sydney - Sunday 4th to Saturday 10th March
Gold Coast - Saturday 10th to Saturday 17th March

Less than 6 weeks away so don’t miss out - Register now

Read all the latest in Newsletter 7   -  January 2001 -  Click here.

Read all the latest in Newsletter 6   -  December 2000 -  Click here.

Read all the latest in Newsletter 3   -  September 2000 -  Click here.

Read all the latest in Newsletter 2   -  July 2000 -  Click here.

Newsletter No 1       April 2000

The countdown  has begun to the next KGV reunion which is to be held in Australia in March 2001.

We plan to make it the greatest get-together of all time, however, we need you to join us in the beautiful harbour city of Sydney, capital of New South Wales, and at Australia’s number one resort, the Gold Coast of Queensland.

Please copy this newsletter and forms and pass them on to other exKGV folk
Advise us of their name, address and email, and we will forward the documents directly to them.

Programme Sydney

Welcome Reception;

Day tour of Sydney’s northern beaches, visit to wildlife park, & lunch at a restaurant with sea view;
Chinese Banquet Dinner;

Day tour to Blue Mountains, ride on Scenic skyway & Scenic railway, lunch at restaurant with stunning views, and enjoy a Devonshire afternoon tea;  See below for more details.

City walkabout & Yum Cha lunch;

Exclusive dinner cruise on Sydney harbour;

Tour to Hunter Valley wine country, wine tastings & lunch in wine cask hall;  See below for more details.

‘Farewell to Sydney’ Dinner-Dance at The Wentworth.

More details regarding the different events can be found by clicking here.

Programme Gold Coast

Dinner at Mario’s Italian Restaurant;

Breakfast at Northcliffe Surf & Lifesaving Club;

Poolside BBQ Dinner at The Phoenician;

Water & Mountain day tour;

Golf day at Hope Island Resort;

Seafood Buffet dinner at Sheraton Mirage;

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary & lunch at Mermaid Café;

Day tour to Byron Bay;

Dracula’s Comedy Cabaret & Dinner;

Golf day at Paradise Springs Resort;

Palazzxi Versace morning tea;

Charter boat cruise & BBQ lunch;

Ultimate Rock ‘n Roll Shindig.

***Those planning to attend the Gold Coast section, it is suggested you fly from Sydney to Coolangatta airort rather than Brisbane.
More details regarding the different events can be found by clicking here.

March is quite a busy time of year and to help us plan and confirm bookings for hotels and events in both Sydney and on the Gold Coast, we need to have a commitment from you.

We have arranged a block booking of 60 rooms at the Wentworth Hotel in Sydney and The Phoenician on the Gold Coast and naturally the first to respond will secure rooms.  This also applies to all the events as there are set numbers for coach trips and seating in restaurants.

Help us to help you make this
The Ultimate Reunion

The Blue Mountains National Park covers approximately 1436 square miles and is situated about 60 miles west of Sydney.  Our tour will take us through outer suburbs of Sydney then up the Great Western Highway through small towns that cling to ridges running off the highway on either side.
      We will visit some of the main tourist sights : Echo Point Lookout and The Three Sisters rock formation at Katoomba; Ride on the Scenic Skyway, a cable car that travels 350 metres across a deep gorge with spectacular views of the surrounding area and Katoomba Falls; Ride on the Scenic Railway, one of the world’s steepest incline railways which travels through a natural tunnel in the side of the mountain to descend 415 metres at a maximum grade of 52 degrees.
      Lunch at a restaurant with magnificent views and after more sightseeing enjoy Devonshire afternoon tea before heading back to the city.

The Hunter Valley is a two-hour drive north of Sydney.  It is a lush valley dotted with vineyards and little towns.  Rural settlement in the area dates back 200 years with coal mining being the main industry in the early days.
      There are over 80 wineries - traditional one specialising in aged vintages and others producing stylish boutique wines.  We will be stopping at two or three wineries where you will be able to sample and buy whatever pleases your palate and lunch will be served in a wine cask hall.  We will also visit a cheese factory and stop at Morpeth, a historic Hunter River town, where quaint shops and tea rooms abound.

The Gold Coast is situated on the most southern part of the Queensland coast.  It is a region of contrasts offering a 70km (44 mile) stretch of unpolluted golden surf beaches, backed by lush subtropical rain forests.  It is an area renown as one of Australia’s premier holiday playgrounds and there are endless attractions for visitors of all ages.  It is just one hour flying or ten hours driving time from Sydney and a one hour drive from Brisbane.
      The Gold Coast is a perfect place to laze and soak up the sun.  But remember to bring your hats and tube of sun-screen.
      Three of Australia’s largest shopping complexes are found on the Gold Coast and there are numerous fashion boutiques, specialty shops, duty-free shops, as well as open-air markets.
      There is also an abundance of cafes and restaurants to suit even the most discerning palate.

Some Internet sites to browse


http://www.rydges.com  (The Wentworth Hotel)



http://lisp.com.au/~bmta  (Blue Mountains)

http://www.hunterweb.com.au/  (Hunter Valley)




http://phoenician.com.au  (Gold Coast Hotel)

http://www.canberratourism.com.au/ (National Capital)

http://www.wunderground.com  (weather)

Sydney :
Harbour Bridge climb,
Opera House tour,
Art Gallery,
Museum of Contemporary Art,
Powerhouse Museum,
Sydney Jewish Museum,
Hyde Park Barracks,
The Mint,
National Maritime Museum,
Royal Botanical Gardens,
Chinese Gardens,
Darling Harbour & Cockle Bay,
The Rocks (oldest area of Sydney),
Explorer Bus tour,
Elizabeth Bay House,
Queen Victoria Building (shopping),
Sydney Tower,
Olympic Park  & Bicentennial Park,
Bondi Beach and ocean-front walk to Bronte Beach,
Weekend markets - Paddy’s,
The Rocks, & Opera House forecourt,
See film “Sydney : Story of a City” on big screen at Imax Theatre,
White water rafting at the Olympic White Water Course at the Regatta Centre

Gold Coast :
Swim, surf, laze or walk on the beach,
Shop at the factory outlets,
Dine under the stars at an international restaurant,
Hire a 3-wheel motor bike & explore,
Visit Sea World, Movie World or one of the other theme parks,
Spend a day in city of Brisbane,
Go fishing,
Visit Cascade Gardens,
Go for a Harley ride up to the mountains,
Experience a reverse bungy jump,
Take surfing lessons,
Fly in an open-cockpit plane along the coast,
Try your luck at Jupiter'’ Casino.

There will be more details regarding leisure suggestions in your Welcome packs

As we are constantly looking at ways to make this reunion even more successful, it is possible there may be alterations to the final programmes in both Sydney and on the Gold Coast.  However, we guarantee whatever changes we might make will enhance the programme and of course we will keep you informed in future newsletters.

Email addresses of Committee members who are on-line :
   Email addresses of Committee members  Note : there have been some changes
  Nick Vargassoff (Chairman)  docvarg@ozdocs.net.au
   Frank Rodrigues (Secretary)  frodrigues@optushome.com.au
   Les Baker (Treasurer)  lesrosebaker@one.net.au
   Jose & Susie Barros  jbarros@bigpond.com
   Vivien (Roach) Morley  vgmorley@bigpond.com
   Maunie (Bones) Kwok  maunie@zeta.org.au
   Rui & Caroline Barros  Rui-Barros@MLC.com.au
   Philippa & Mitch Meredith  philippamitch@ozemail.com.au
    Christopher Crook  c.crook@hsbc.com.au
   Claire (Marchetti) Cox  bricla@ozemail.com.au
   Phil Rosenberg (Qld)  philtini@hotmail.com
   Anne (Reynolds) Pike (WA)  apike@echidna.id.au
   Hilary (Bradley) Sayers  (Vic) ha_sayers@hotmail.com
  Committee members not on line :
  Brian Eastman
  Ian Harris

North American contacts :
Sid Fattedad sfattedad@wcb.bc.ca
Sandra (Quinn) Leckenby squinn55@hotmail.com

United Kingdom contact :
Jack McIlravey Jack_Mc@email.msn.com

For further information about Sydney  - contact :
Les Baker
33 Kitchener Street
St. Ives NSW 2075
Tel +61 2 9144 4635
or one of the other Committee members

KGV School in 1936.  Click on above picture to see earlier Reunion pictures.