The way we were

The way we were: Twelve girls from Toodyay’s former Duke Street School attend an outdoor class in domestic science cooking uniforms. The table on the left has a primus stove under a Fowlers Vacola kit for bottling and preserving fresh produce, a basin and platters of fruit. The second one is laden with fruit-filled jars with labels. Behind the girls is a weatherboard building. Eight names are written on a separate sheet of paper attached to the photo: Janet Weir, Enid Wroth, Clarice Lloyd, Delcie Bird, Bertha, Dulcie Lindsay, Ida James, Blanche Leeder and Kath Butterly, after whom Butterly Cottage in Harper Road is named. Photo: Newcastle Gaol Museum.