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First XV trip to Canberra

Waverley students visit Canberra, 1955

Trip to Canberra, 1955

Now a regular event, and a trip that many families consider routine, previous generations of Waverley boys – such as those of the 1950s – would have regarded a school trip to Canberra as a considerable event. For some, it was likely to have been their first trip away from Sydney. Travel times have improved, as have accommodation and sightseeing options. The trip undertaken in 1955 included an overnight stop on the way down and visits to what is now Old Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial (then less than 20 years old) and the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme. The group comprised members of the First XV (such a trip was not for everyone!); the team played against RMC Duntroon’s Second XV, as well as other schools. We wish the boys well as they experience Canberra.