What did we look like back then?
The photo of the Prefects in 1929 depicts a group of girls with leadership qualities and looking towards a great future.
These old photos generate more questions than they answer - what happened to these girls after they left Glennie? What more do we know about them?
Glover (back row, third from left)
Margaret Glover was a student at Glennie from 1927 to 1929. After studying at the University of Queensland she began her teaching career, then joined the teaching staff at Glennie in 1935 teaching English and French. She re-started the Glennie Girl Guide Company which was very popular with the girls.
In the GOGA Notes and News of March 1970, Margaret shared some memories of her years at Glennie as a student: “It is the little things I mainly remember - the three six-foot Seniors marching down the verandah outside the classroom to remove the frilly lizard which some bright spark had decided to put into a staff desk; lining up for the visit of the Duke and Duchess of York; the member of staff who we thought was quite old and we found out later she was just 21; boarders’ entertainment for the day girls; the agony of playing the piano to Miss Brown on her drawing room afternoons”.
As a staff member Margaret recalls meeting boarders off the Western mail train in the freezing cold; Guide Company hikes and Morsese code; the Silver Jubilee Ball when she wore a blue velvet frock with Elizabethan collar; the midnight feast the boarders had after Show Day and Miss Brown lining them up the next day for doses of castor oil and Epsom salts!
Margaret Glover died in Toowoomba in November 1997 after a distinguished teaching career. She always kept her connections to Glennie, the friendships she forged as a student and a teacher and her later involvement in GOGA, with affection and gratitude.
Mrs Noleen Fleming