Seventeenth Annual East African Schools' Picnic - Lane Cove River National Park, Sydney, Australia, 23 October 2016

Yet again we continued the unbroken tradition of meeting up with former East Africans and their close associates in a picnic atmosphere Lane Cove River National Park.

As in the past we had a mix of old stalwarts and new attendees. At the end of the picnic we were all rafikis no matter which particular school (s) we attended.

This picnic cum barbeque is generally held on the 4th Sunday in October at the same venue ie the shed at 4 Illoura (come rain or shine) located at the Lane Cove River National Park in Sydney. I usually e-mail out a notice about a month before the event. So if I do not have your e-mail address or you have changed it recently please feel welcome to contact me: Dave Lichtenstein via my e-mail address:

Once again mingi asante sanas to my Tanganyikan rafiki and regular attendee (but again not so this year) Nick Croft (St Michael's & St George's, Iringa) for hosting these photos on his Web site.

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Entebbe Kindergarten: Judy Houlton (Maughan)

Kampala Primary: Margaret Knowlden (Boase), Mike Lazar

Victoria Nile, Jinja: : Andrew Vesey-Wells

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

Kaptagat Prep: Mike Lazar

St Andrew's Turi: Diana Townsend (Murray)

Loreto Lumbwa: Margaret Knowlden (Boase)

Nakuru School: Jennifer Johnson (Johnston), Tony Kropach

Thomsons Falls Primary: Hanne Payne (Schlichtrull)

Nyeri Primary: Diana Townsend (Murray)

Limuru Girls School: Hanne Payne (Schlichtrull)

Mrs Havelock's Nursery School: Philip Blowers

Nairobi Primary: Jennifer Johnson (Johnston)

Parklands Primary: Mike Lazar

Kenton College: Mike Lazar

Kilimani Primary: Gerry Moulinie

Woodley Primary: Gerry Moulinie

Kenya High School, Nairobi: Margaret Knowlden (Boase), Judy Houlton (Maughan), Karin Blowers (Drews), Diana Townsend (Murray), Jennifer Johnson (Johnston).

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

Prince of Wales School, Nairobi: Gerry Moulinie

Duke of York School, Nairobi: Dave Lichtenstein (Delamere, '57-'60), Tony Kropach (Thomson ‘56-'60), Andy Vesey-Wells (Speke ‘57-'60)

St Mary's School, Nairob: Mike Lazar

Delamere Boys High School: Gerry Moulinie

Mombasa Primary: Hanne Payne (Schlichtrull)

Loreto Convent - Mombasa: Hanne Payne (Schlichtrull), Diana Townsend (Murray)

Arusha Primary: Karin Blowers

St Michael's - Soni: Bill Allen

St Mary's - Nsumba: Bill Allen

St Mary's - Nyegezi: Bill Allen

St Michael's & St George's, Iringa: Bill Allen

Non-EA Schoolers: Diana Moulinie, Amanda Allen Rose Ann Lichtenstein, John Johnson, Logon Price

All Picnickers: sitting upwards Dave Lichtenstein, first row L-R: Karin Drews, Diana Townsend, Diana Moulinie, Jennifer Johnson, second row: Margaret Knowlden, Judy Houlton, Bridget Miall, Hanne Payne, Rose Ann Lichtenstein, Amanda Allen, Logon Price, top row: Philip Blowers, Andy Vesey-Wells, Gerry Moulinie, Bill Allen, Tony Kropach, John Johnson.