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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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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Mighty Mettwurst Marathon

A most unusual ceremony took place at Wintulich’s Smallgoods factory in Gawler on 27 February 1974. A giant mettwurst, made especially for the Concordia Carnival, was presented to College representatives.  Read More

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Ringing Bells

On 19 February 1965 the hand bell which signalled the change of lessons at Concordia was rung for the last time.  Read More

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Start of the School Year

In 1950 a student wrote in The Brown and Gold that ‘the first week at Concordia is the hardest. We have to get used to our class-mates and settle down to work.’  Read More

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During the 1930s and 1940s, class prefects were responsible for student behaviour during the absence of the teacher and also for keeping the roll book.  Read More

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Brown and Blue - Changes to the College Uniform

In 1990, Concordia’s centenary year, plans were underway for a dramatic change to the College uniform for girls. There were several reasons for this.  Read More

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Travelling to College - 90 Years Ago

In 1928, students in the Junior or Sexta class came from all states of Australia with the exception of Western Australia.   Read More

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80 Years Ago

The 1938 first year class, known in those times as ‘sexta’, was made up of 10 boys and 10 girls.  Read More

1907 Chess game


Chess has enjoyed popularity among Concordia students for well over 100 years. The game has been played for recreation and leisure as well as in strongly competitive interschool competitions.  Read More

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The Wireless

Although radio broadcasting began in South Australia in 1924, it was not until ten years later that a ‘wireless set’ was installed in the common room for boys.  Read More

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