While continuing with the digitisation of NRS 15051, Photographs collected by the History Department of the Department of School Education, we came across this photo which noted on the back that the older woman in centre was Miss McKenzie who worked at Canowindra School for an astounding 48 years!
A quick look at Miss McKenzie’s personal file revealed her full name to be Isabel Elithan Flora McKenzie. She began service as an Assistant Teacher at Canowindra School on 25th August 1902 at the age of 16 and remained at Canowindra until her retirement on 31st December 1950 at the age of 64. (NRS 4080 [10/37442] I. McKenzie)
Given her long service at the school it occurred to me Miss McKenzie could appear in other photos from Canowindra. Searching the photos I came across this image.
No names of the people in the photo have been given and only a circa 1900 date has been noted on the photo.
Could Miss McKenzie appear in this photo?
The young woman seated on the right looks to be the right age (around 16) and may share some of the facial features of the older Miss McKenzie?
What do you think? Could we have found the young Miss McKenzie?
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