Glimpse into the Past

Glimpse into the Past

Opening its doors on the 4th of February 1929, St Henry’s has grown through the decades building its own history, whilst experiencing and living through the history of the world outside. Here, you have the chance to glimpse into the past, remembering and learning more about those who have contributed to the school’s successful learning environment, as well as remembering various events and occasions that have shaped the Marist family.

All the articles are kindly written by Brother Martin. Articles available for viewing:

St Henry’s War Dead

St Henry’s War Dead

Please click on the link to see a list of St Henry’s Alumni who died in WWII.

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Old slides digitalised- 1960 & 1961

Old slides digitalised- 1960 & 1961

I have recently had some old slides digitalised and came across these pictures from 1960 and 1961- John Kennedy

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Speech delivered by Jacques Arde- 2006

Speech delivered by Jacques Arde- 2006

Speech delivered by Jacques Arde to the Marist Old Boys at a Dinner held at St Henry’s on the evening of the 2nd June 20O6

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The Maze

The Maze

Photo: From the Rouillard Family Album : Mummy Virgie with “Duke” & Dixie with “Starlight”

Sometime in 1928 Miss Maisie Bonamour (now Mrs M. Barth) drove Bishop Delalle and two Brothers up on to the ridge of Durban to see a property known as ‘The Maze’.

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Opening of the Marist Association Building

Opening of the Marist Association Building

St Henry’s old boys realise long awaited dream.

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Brother Maurice Cudmore

Brother Maurice Cudmore

Vincent” the son of Patrick Cudmore and Alice Quirk, was born in Grahamstown on 1 December 1915.

Grahamstown-The capital of the Eastem Cape Province, Grahamstown was founded in 1812 by Colonel John Graham. The intention was to establish a military outpost on the troubled frontier in order to effect pacification after the FourthFrontierWar.

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Br Alban Kelly

Br Alban Kelly

21 October: Alban Kelly, 1914-1981 Esmond Robert, the son of a railwayman Joseph Kelly and Ellen Forder, was born in Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland, on 26 February of the fateful year 1914. His parents emigrated to Natal and Br Alban’s boast was that one of his teachers was the world-famous author of ‘Cry the Beloved Country’, Alan Paton.

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Br Eugene Vincent Lambe

Br Eugene Vincent Lambe

Vincent was born in Knockbeg in County Sliao on 7 November 1905 as the son of the engine-driver Joseph Lambe and Mary Ann Harte. Vincent went straight to the International Novitiate at SanMaurizio in Italy which he entered on 8 September 1923. He made his First Profession there on 8 September 1925. It is not known what he did during the following year because he only arrived in South Africa one year later on 14 October 1926.
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Br Adulbaud Freytag

Br Adulbaud Freytag

20 February: Br Adalbaud Freytag, 1886-1958. Ignace Freytag was born in Saxony, then part of West Prussia, in 1886, the son of the local mayor Jules Freytag and Agnes Sedelmayer. His parents moved to Wartenburg, where some of his brothers were born. In 1898, at the age of 12, he entered the Marist Juniorate and four years later took the habit in Arlon, one of five brothers to do so Adalbertus, Pius, Leo and Louis Venerand being the others.

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Mr Glen Hogg

Mr Glen Hogg

MR GLEN HOGG (DEPUTY PRINCIPAL 1993 – 2002). It is with a sense of great loss and sadness that we record the death of Mr Glen Hogg, former Deputy Principal at St Henry’s, late on Friday afternoon 3rd August 2007 after a long illness battling cancer.

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Br Gerald Daly

Br Gerald Daly

Aidan Neville Daly was born in Port Elizabeth on 25th April 1914, the son of a Barman, Aidan Daly and Ethel Walker. He attended the local Marist Brothers school. He entered our South African Juniorate in Pietermaritzburg in 1930, and the Santa Maria Novitiate in Italy the following year, making his first vows on August 15th 1932. He arrived in Port Elizabeth two months later in a group of 7 young Brothers, two of whom, himself and Br Ferdinand Borland being P.E. Old Boys. They all went immediately into the Uitenhage Scholasticate.

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Br Ephrem King

Br Ephrem King

Arthur Basil, the son of a coach builder James King and Sheila Heathcote, was born in East Lon­don on 12 February 1921.

He went to Australia and entered the Mit­tagong Juniorate on 16 February 1939 and thereafter went through all the stages of the Mittagong training, receiving the religious name of Brother Victor and subsequently making his First Profession on 2 July 1942. Thereafter he did teacher training receiving a Victorian Teacher’s Diploma in 1943.

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Br William Honing

Br William Honing

Albert William, the son of Heindrick Honing and Carolina Altenbockun,was born on 18 October 1916 in Ludinghausen, Westphalia. He thus spent his youth in a economically crippled Germany. He entered the Recklinghausen Juniorate on 30 April 1930 and three years later the Novitiate in San Maurizio, Turin.

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Paul Eusterius Niez

Paul Eusterius Niez

Paul Auguste, born in Nisgles, Largentiere, in the Ardeche on 17 November 1875 to Auguste Niez, a farmer and his wife Marie Soleilhac. (His birthplace is too small to be found on the Atlas). He entered the Aubenas Novitiate in November 1890, taking the Habit on 21 April 1892 and making the Vow of Obedience in September 1893.

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Br. Gerard Pollard

Br. Gerard Pollard

Thomas Joseph Pollard was born on 27 February 1927 in Pietermaritzburg, the son of Thomas Pollard and Elizabeth Burrows.After attending school at St Henry’s in Durban and then worked in the Natal Provincial Department until he went to Australia at the age of 23.

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