Artefacts to be displayed in celebration of Northampton District High School’s 100th anniversary

Phoebe PinMidwest Times
Clive Woodcock, Greg Teakle and Kevin Morris unearth the time capsule.
Camera IconClive Woodcock, Greg Teakle and Kevin Morris unearth the time capsule. Credit: Supplied

A time capsule buried more than 40 years ago has been dug up in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of a Northampton school this year.

The container of artefacts was buried in 1979 when Northampton District High School moved to its new home on Harvey Road.

The old school site was later bought by the Shire of Northampton as an Aboriginal community development centre.

Former students Clive Woodcock, Greg Teakle and Kevin Morris were present at the unveiling last week— an event which brought back fond memories of growing up in Northampton.

Northampton Old School Community Initiative Inc chairperson Allan Standering said there would be more opportunities to reminisce when the time capsule was opened as part of anniversary celebrations in June. “There will be a celebration held on the June long weekend where the contents will be on display and where, if the memories swapped by these three past students is any indication, I am sure many more stories will be recalled and recounted due to the capsule’s contents,” he said.

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