From the Archives

Many students and staff members have walked through Concordia's doors and shared in the College's rich history which now spans more than 125 years. Here, our College Archivist provides some interesting insights into life at Concordia throughout the years.

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Testing Times

During the early 1940s Concordia’s First XI cricket team enjoyed several highly successful seasons.  Read More

1975 Year 8 summary

First Orientation Day

In 1975 the College decided to devote the Sunday before the opening of the new school year to introduce all Year 8 students to life at Concordia.  Read More

1923 Football team gold CC summary

A Colourful Game

For many years, Concordia’s football team stepped out in brown long-sleeved turtle-neck skivvies, knickerbockers and long socks.   Read More

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Hamann Wing

The official opening of Concordia’s refurbished original building (pictured below in 2014) was held on 29 July 1984.  Read More

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The Georg Memorial Library

The first of these was the Georg Memorial Library, opened in 1970 and bearing the name of the highly respected deputy headmaster and English and History teacher, Mr Vic Georg.  Read More

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Earth Matters

Bernhard (Ben) Tepper was one of the early students at Concordia College, Murtoa. He was born at Dimboola in 1878 and first worked as a farmer and a carpenter.  Read More

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Practical Changes

When Pastor Tom Reuther delivered his annual headmaster’s report at the 1968 Valedictory Service, he flagged some significant changes to the curriculum.  Read More

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Boarders and their Bikes

During the 1930s and 1940s, bikes provided boarder boys a welcome degree of freedom on weekends, and dismantling and rebuilding them was also a popular pastime.  Read More

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Little Shop of Horrors

The 2003 musical had a very different flavour from previous years. Once again, students combined their impressive dramatic and musical talents, this time to portray a humorous story featuring a...  Read More

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Manners Make the Man

Concordia’s headmaster, Pastor Elmore Leske, took an unusual and unprecedented step in 1967. He invited a well-known ‘finishing course’ lecturer, Mrs Jaye Walton to give a series of five lectures...  Read More

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