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The Wire Curtain School


Launched on 5 December 2023, The Wire Curtain School traces the earliest years of Maribyrnong High School from its foundation in 1958 until 1965.



Much more than a school history, this book is an important contribution to our understanding of growing up in Melbourne’s western suburbs. It traces the schooling experiences of the 1958, ‘59 and ’60 intakes of a number of students at MHS from its foundation through to their lives post high school. Barbara Pertzel has crafted a fine collective memoir of her school generation and told it with compassion, humour and insight.