Thirteenth Annual East African Schools' Picnic - Lane Cove River National Park, Sydney, Australia
23 October 2012

Another year and once again a number former East Africans and their close associates chose to attend 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. While we have familiar faces among the group it is always heartening to see new ones make an appearance. And so it was the case this year. Attendees came from near and far including inter-State from Queensland and Western Australia.

Once again mingi asante sanas to my Tanganyikan rafiki and regular attendee Nick Croft (St Michael's & St George's, Iringa) for hosting these photos on his Web site.

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Kampala Primary: Mike Lazar, Margaret Knowlden (Boase)

Victoria Nile, Jinja: Andrew Vesey-Wells

Kitale Primary: Brandon Brooksbank, Penny Madvig (Flatt)

Highlands School, Eldoret: Kristine Ravn

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

Kaptagat Preparatory School: Mike Lazar, Noel Appleton

Kisumu European Primary: Noel Appleton

Loreto Lumbwa: Margaret Knowlden (Boase)

Molo Primary: Kristine Ravn

Nakuru School: Guy Hallowes, Jennifer Jonson (Johnston)

Rift Valley Academy, Kijabe: Ben Christie

Thomsons Falls Primary: Hanne Payne (Schlichtkrull)

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

Parklands Primary: Carel Fillmer, Mike Lazar – present but missing from photo shoot: Rob Goodwill

Kenton College, Nairobi: Mike Lazar

Kilimani Primary, Nairobi: Rob Goodwill, Gerry Moulinie, Noel Appleton

St Georges Primary: Noel Appleton

Woodley Primary, Nairobi: Gerry Moulinie

Cavina: Rob Goodwill

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

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

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

Limuru Girls School: Kristine Ravn, Hanne Payne (Schlichtkrull)

Prince of Wales School, Nairobi: Ted Downer, Gerry Moulinie, Ben Christie

Duke of York School, Nairobi: Brandon Brooksbank (Mitchell ‘57-'62), Tim Wynn-Jones (Mitchell ‘49-'51), Dave Lichtenstein (Delamere, '57-'60), Andy Vesey-Wells (Speke ‘57-'60), Guy Hallowes (Thomson ’55-’59). John Blackwell (Mitchell ‘57-'61),

St Mary's, Nairobi: Mike Lazar

Delamere Boys High School, Nairobi: Gerry Moulinie

Mombasa Primary: Hanne Payne (Schlichtkrull), Rob Goodwill

Arusha Primary: Karin Blowers (Drews), Peter Madvig, Tim Wynn-Jones, Ben Christie

St Michael's, Soni: Rob Goodwill, Bill Allen

Lushoto Primary: Rod Lyons

St Michael’s  St George’s, Iringa: Bill Allen, Jean Dart (MacKay), Nick Croft

Kongwa School: Jean Dart (MacKay), Graeme Maclean

Mbeya School: Jean Dart (MacKay)

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

Kenya Regiment: John Cheshire, Ben Christie, Ted Downer

Non-EA Schools attendees: Rose Ann Lichtenstein, Diana Moulinie, Penny Brooksbank, Mrs Blowers, Deb Blackwell, Amanda Allen, Eve Christie, Adrian Dart, Diana Hallowes, John Johnson, Ann Turner, Kate Croft, missing from photo shoot but present: Betty Filmer, Brian Houlton