The way we were

The way we were – This photo of a group of children at Wongamine School and husband and wife teachers Elizabeth and William Perrin is dated from around 1890 – 133 years ago. The children vary in age from 4-15 years and include the teachers’ children. Mrs Perrin was also the sewing mistress. Historical information was provided by Adam O’Neill who is William Perrin’s great, great grandson. A note written on the back of the photo states that the girl with a white lace collar standing next to Mr Perrin was a young Mary E. Perrin (later O’Neill). Photo: Newcastle Gaol Museum.