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Situated at the top end of
                                                                                              St Georges Terrace,
                                                                                              the Pensioners barracks were
                                                                                              one of the buildings constructed
                                                                                              by convict labour. Only the arch
                                                                                              remains today.

            Paddy Haynes continues on as the
            mathematics master for many years
            before retiring, in between commanding
            the Perth Artillery, being a member of
            Anglican Diocesan Trustees, a member of
            the Licensing Court and an early Chairman
            of the Perth Building Society.                                                                                                                                                                           1897
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The School Football Team
            13 June: The first copy of The High School                                                                             1882
            magazine was published in March 1879.                                                                                  Thomas Beuttler appointed Headmaster. High School shifted across George Street to the
            Six editions per year were published until                                                                             old Military Hospital opposite the Pensioners’ Barracks.
            1881. There were no subsequent editions
            until 1905. In the interim the affairs of                                                                              Instead of the previously used motto Aspice, Respice, Prospice (‘Look both back and for-
            the School were included in an annual                                                                                  ward’), the motto Floreat Schola Perthiensis (‘Let Perth School Flourish’) began to be used,
            report to parliament. However, from 1905                                                                               unofficially.
            onward The Cygnet has been published
            continuously, even in the difficult days                                                                               1883
            during two World Wars and the Great
            Depression.                                                                                                            John Forrest appointed Surveyor-General, as well as being the Commissioner of Crown
                                                                                                                                   Lands and a member of the Legislative Council. The first colonial born to be appointed
            1880                                                                                                                   head of a government department.
            Due to a lack of space, High School was                                                                                1885
            given permission to use several rooms in   High School - George Street
            the Pensioner’s Barracks at the western                                                                                The School’s numbers totalled 55, with 17 of those being boarders.
            extremity of St George’s Terrace.
                                                                                                                                   Bishop Hale returned to England from his post as Bishop of Brisbane at the age of 75 years,
                                                                                                                                   not to retirement, but as rector of the parish of Ozleworth, close to his place of birth.
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