- 1960 (Creation)
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5 issues of a magazine, each consisting of between 75 and 150 typed and hand drawn foolscap pages. The physical issues are housed in two special archival boxes.
Name of creator
St Stithians College was founded in 1953 and consisted at the time of the founding BP and BC classes. In 1995, with the advent of the girls' schools on campus, the entities serving the boys became known as the Boys' College and Boys' Preparatory schools. Reference to the Boys' College within AtoM indicates the high school years from Grade 8 to Grade 12 for its entire history from 1953 to the present.
The Chronicle is a magazine founded by staff member, Rocco Erasmus in 1960. It was produced by an editorial committee consisting of senior boys in the College and was published until 1962. A copy of the first issue has not yet come to light.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Extant copies of the magazine have remained in the archive since they were published. Other incomplete copies were donated by founder pupil, Bill Moir. The digital copies are a combination of these.
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Scope and content
The content of each issue varies and includes articles of interest to boys at the time, photographs and original drawings, as well as essays, obituaries and tributes and reports on some school events. The Chronicles provide insight into the thinking and interests of schoolboys in the earlier 1960s as well as a record of the life of the school from a boy's perspective.
For each issue of the Chronicle:
a) Part 01 is the cover image
b) Parts 2-4 are the contents pages (up to 3 pages)
c) Parts 5 onward are a few individual articles highlighted and indexed for their specific content.
d) The last part is the pdf versions of the articles in ensuing pages.
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In physical copies, pages are numbered by hand with the occasional error or omission. In the digital version page numbers follow the physical sequence and unnumbered pages are assigned a number in the correct sequence with an "a" appended. Each issue has a contents list.
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Record created by MR 20191029, updated 20200811
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