Twelfth Annual East African Schools' Picnic - Lane Cove River National Park, Sydney, Australia
23 October 2011

Once again a number of former East Africans and their close associates attended the All East African Schools picnic at the same venue where past picnics had been held - namely the Lane Cove River National Park in Sydney. This is now a regular calendar event on the 4th Sunday in October. In contrast to the two previous years when it had rained, this year the weather proved to be dry and sunny. For some reason or other this had a counter-productive effect on attendance - numbers in these conditions did not seem to match the higher attendance that we had at last year’s rainy and colder event. However quality and not quantity has been the aim of this picnic and those who attended certainly brought that ‘quality’ with them.
Once again mingi asante sanas to my Tanganyikan rafiki Nick Croft (St Michael's & St George's, Iringa) for hosting these photos on his Web site.

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Kampala Primary: Margaret Knowlden (Boase), Alison Knibbs (Jones) Mike Lazar

Loreto Convent, Eldoret: John Cheshire

Central School, Eldoret: John Cheshire

Highlands School, Eldoret: Alison Knibbs (Jones)

Hill School, Eldoret: Dave Lichtenstein (’50-’56), Judy Houlton
(Maughan ’50-’54), Ben Christie (’47-’50),

Kaptagat Preparatory School: Mike Lazar

St Andrews, Turi: Alison Knibbs (Jones)

Nakuru School: Jennifer Johnson (Johnston)

Rift Valley Academy, Kijabe: Ben Christie

Thomsons Falls Primary : Hanne Payne (Schlichtkrull), Trudy Cheshire (Levet)

Nairobi Primary: Jennifer Johnson (Johnston), John Hensher, Eve
Christie (Payne), “Small” Downer (McFarland)

Parklands Primary, Nairobi: Carel Fillmer, John Hensher, Mike Lazar

Kenton College, Nairobi: Mike Lazar

Westlands Primary, Nairobi: Steve Taylor

Kilimani Primary, Nairobi: Gerry Moulinie

Woodley Primary, Nairobi: Gerry Moulinie

Mrs Havelock’s Nursery School, Riverside Drive, Nairobi: Philip Blowers

Kenya High School, Nairobi: Karin Blowers (Drews), Jennifer Johnson (Johnston), Trudy Cheshire (Levet), Judy Houlton (Maughan), “Small” Downer (McFarland), Margaret Knowlden (Boase)

Loreto Msongari, Nairobi: Jennifer Johnson (Johnston), Bridget Miall
(Coombe), Margaret Knowlden (Boase)

Limuru Girls School: Hanne Payne (Schlichtkrull)

Prince of Wales Prince School, Nairobi: Ted Downer, John Cheshire, Steve Taylor, Ben Christie, Gerry Moulinie

Duke of York School, Nairobi: Dave Lichtenstein (Delamere, '57-'60), Peter Kinnell (Thomson/James ’57-’62)

St Mary's, Nairobi: Peter Kinnell, Mike Lazar

Delamere Boys High School, Nairobi: John Hensher,
Gerry Moulinie

Mombasa Primary: Steve Taylor

Arusha Primary: Karin Blowers (Drews), Ben Christie

St Michael’s, Soni: Bill Allen

Lushoto Primary: Rod Lyons

St Michael’s & St George’s, Iringa: Bill Allen, Nick Croft

Kongwa School: Graeme Maclean

Temple, College, Nairobi: Eve Christie (Payne), “Small” Downer (McFarland)

Egerton Agricultural College, Njoro: John Cheshire

Kenya Regiment: John Cheshire (KR 3664), Ben Christie (KR 4804), Ted Downer (KR 4253)

Non-EA Schools attendees: John Johnson, Kate Croft, Jenny Taylor, Diana Moulinie, Ann Turner, Amanda Allen, Betty Filmer, Rose Ann Lichtenstein, Debbie Stracey, Georgia Stracey, Eliza Stracey, Tia Hensher, Brian Houlton (absent)