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Remembering Roberta, the teacher who loved pink

McShane family

EVERYTHING Roberta McShane owned was hot pink, even her car. On April 4 last year, the Catholic school teacher asked her mum, Dot McShane, to bring the car to the hospital for one last spin around the block. “That was the first time she said to me, ‘It’s time for me to go mum but I want to get the ... Read More »

Catholic school’s new library rises from the ashes

New library for Carmel College, Thornlands

By Emilie Ng ELLEN Saxby laid in bed when her “home away from home” on Brisbane’s bayside burnt to a crisp black shell in 2011. Mrs Saxby had been on the steering committee to establish the Redland’s first co-educational Catholic secondary school and began working in the library in 1994.   She received the call about a fire inside the library ... Read More »

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