Historical Resources

Title: The history of the “Roman Catholic School” at Parramatta from its origins in Hunter Street Parramatta in 1820-21 to its passing to the management of the Marist Brothers in 1875 … / documents traced and compiled by Barry Lamb

Author: Barry Lamb (Brother) – pictured

Publisher Marist Brothers, 1987
ISBN 0731636643, 9780731636648
Length 288 pages

Available: National Library Canberra Bib ID: 515415

National Library Trove Link

Title: A School of Their Own: The Story of Parramatta Marist 1820 – 2000

Author: Ian McDonald

Publisher: Parramatta Marist 2000

ISBN: 0646406353

Length: 365 pages

Available: National Library Canberra Bib ID: 41182313

Trove Reference Link

Title: Parramatta Marist Centenary Magazine 1975

Publisher: Parramatta Marist 1975

A Pdf copy an extract from the Parramatta Marist Centenary Magazine includes the article “The Parramatta Marist Story” by Brother Rupert Kelly can be downloaded HERE This is a large file of 19 pages.

This is a relatively detailed history of the School from 1820 to 1975.

Brother Rupert was the history master in 1975. His homework revision system was to ask a question of each boy. Incorrect answers meant the student had to stand. All those standing were each asked a question. Wrong answers required the boy to go to the front of the class, bend over and be wacked on the backside with the edge of a large ruler. Did I mention the boys were in 6th Form (Year 12)?. Everyone passed history in the HSC. I understand teaching methods have changed since 1975.

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