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Scotch College 2002 Valedictory Dinner Speech

A little blast from the past; this spiel was delivered by Peter Collier now the Hon. Peter Charles Collier MLC BA, Dip.Ed. Minister for Energy; Training and Workforce Development; Indigenous Affairs – was then my son’s Politics teacher – how appropriate to be taught by a genuine political aspirant http://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/Parliament%5CMemblist.nsf/WAllMembersFlat/Collier,+Peter+Charles?opendocument Peter’s speech was exceptional! To the Headmaster, … Continue reading

The Durrant Epistle For 2008

21 December 2008 To all our dear friends and family, I have just been reading some of the many cards and letters we value so deeply each year and felt a tinge of guilt that I haven’t written yet.  So time to chronicle the year that was, for the Durrants – as usual Wow!  Where … Continue reading

The Durrant Epistle For 2006

8 February 2007 To all our dear friends and family, we wish you a very Happy Chinese New Year and a Most Prosperous 2007.  Yes you well may ask why the Durrant’s haven’t sent their annual letter until now.  The simple reason is life just got too busy prior to Xmas.  So I decided we … Continue reading

The Durrant Epistle For 2004

15 December 2004 To all our dear friends and family, Season Greetings, a Happy New Year and A Most Prosperous 2005. From Kay, Well it’s another year gone and wow what changes have happened in the Durrant household.  We are still living across the road from Kings Park enjoying the Subiaco way of life, minus … Continue reading

The Durrant Epistle For 2003

18 December 2003 To all our dear friends and family, Season Greetings, a Happy New Year and A Most Prosperous 2004. Where did 2003 go and what does 2004 hold for us all, as we grow more knowledgeable! 2003 like the many years preceding years (50 of them now!!) have been packed full of “stuff” … Continue reading

The Durrant Epistle For 2001

13 March 2002 The Durrant family has moved – Please note new contact details, 179 Thomas Street, Subiaco WA 6008, A Belated Happy New Year Seasons Greetings and specifically a Most Prosperous 2002 to all our dear friends and family.  Where did 2001 go and what’s happening to 2002 already! We hope you had a … Continue reading

The Durrant Epistle For 1999

9 Weebo Way, PO Box 296, Leinster WA 6437 24 November 1999 Seasons greetings to all our dear friends.  We haven’t managed to communicate with you mid year but the good old end of year form letter gets us out of the manure every time! We have now been in Leinster for three and a … Continue reading

The Durrant Epistle For 1998

This will commence a series of annual letters to our Family & Friends – so many of whom are still in contact – for those who know us please enjoy the read.  Those who stumble onto this may be board witless, sorry! 9 Weebo Way, PO Box 296, Leinster WA 6437 20 December 1998 A very … Continue reading

The Beginning of the Century

I have just reconnected with some friends in the UK whom I haven’t seen for over 12 years and was preparing an explanatory note on the last 12 years of the Durrant life.  It was during that research I found this letter which describes what we were doing at the turn of the Century and I … Continue reading