Wynnum Central State School

MOVE CONCERNS: Gabriel Ellis with her daughter Jaimie at Wynnum Central School (My sister and neice).  December 10, 2010.  Picture: Liam Kidston Source: http://www.news.com.au/national/asbestos-turmoil-at-brisbane-bayside-schools-throws-amalgamation-plans-into-chaos/story-e6frfkp9-1225968534149
MOVE CONCERNS: Gabriel Ellis with her daughter Jaimie at Wynnum Central School (My sister and neice). December 10, 2010. Picture: Liam Kidston Source: http://www.news.com.au/national/asbestos-turmoil-at-brisbane-bayside-schools-throws-amalgamation-plans-into-chaos/story-e6frfkp9-1225968534149

When Wynnum Central State School was operating. 2010.  Sourced from http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/east/development-application-for-wynnum-central-state-school-site-approved-for-subdivision/story-fni9r0lo-1226878926812
When Wynnum Central State School was operating. 2010. Sourced from http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/east/development-application-for-wynnum-central-state-school-site-approved-for-subdivision/story-fni9r0lo-1226878926812

Wynnum Central State School was opened in 1894 and unfortunately closed its doors in 2010.

The Wynnum Central State School badge, now located at Wynnum State School.  Photography by Julie-Ann Ellis
The Wynnum Central State School badge, now located at Wynnum State School. Photography by Julie-Ann Ellis

Many of the memorabilia has been moved to the newly formed school, Wynnum State School.

 

The old Wynnum Central Gates at the new Wynnum State School.  Photography by Julie-Ann Ellis
The old Wynnum Central Gates at the new Wynnum State School. Photography by Julie-Ann Ellis

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The beauty of the old Wynnum Central State School gates. Photography by Julie-Ann Ellis

Old gates at the new school.  Photography by Julie-Ann Ellis.
Old gates at the new school.

Happy 15th Birthday Dylan Ellis Abbott

Happy birthday my Nin Nin

I love you berry berry much

And you are my best friend and my best friend in the whole wide world.

Love Mummy Jape

Dylan and Joanie
Dylan and Joanie

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Proud brother Liam showing off his new baby

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Frowny baby Dylan

Santa, Liam and Dylan, 1999
Santa, Liam and Dylan, 1999

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Dylan and mummy

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Dylan likes cake (notice the plate he is sitting on)

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Gabriel Ellis, Dylan Ellis Abbott, Sam Watson, Don Gaffney

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Dylan and his proud big brother Liam

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Happy baby Dylan

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Dylan and his mummy

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Another happy baby photo of Dylan Ellis Abbott (with snot)

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Dyl in bath

All dressed up for Jo
All dressed up for Joshua’s wedding

Liam and Dylan 2001
Liam and Dylan 2001

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Dylan Abbott, Julie-Ann Ellis and Liam Clark @ Cylinder Beach, North Stradbroke Island

Liam and Dylan 2001
Liam and Dylan 2001

Liam and Dylan 2002
Liam and Dylan 2002

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Jamie Dover’s birthday at McDonalds. Liam Clark, Dylan Abbott and Caden Abbott.

Dylan and Ryan 2003
Dylan and Ryan 2003

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Cute Dylan waving

Ryan's first birthday
Ryan’s first birthday

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Dylan in water at Surfers Paradise

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Dylan Ellis Abbott

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“I am strong” Dylan Ellis Abbott

Prep year
Prep year

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Dylan looks over fence

Dylan Year One
Dylan Year One

Dylan and family, 2003
Dylan and family, 2003

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Liam Clark, Dylan Abbott, Craig Abbott and Claudia Anderson

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Holiday fun at Elliott Heads – Cerys Lines, Ryan Abbott, Bryn Lines, Dylan Abbott and Liam Clark

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Family camping at Elliott Heads – Liam Clark, Ryan Abbott, Dylan Abbott and Julie-Ann Ellis

Crazy brothers
Crazy brothers

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Crazy friends – Dylan and Bryn

Dylan and Liam, Wynnum Central State School, 2007
Dylan and Liam, Wynnum Central State School, 2007

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Dylan and Ryan Fishing

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Liam and Dylan 2006
Liam and Dylan 2006

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Listening intently

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Bucket heads

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Dylan’s 10 birthday celebrations – Ryan Hassell, Dylan Abbott and ??

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Bowling birthday fun – 10th birthday – Bryn Lines, Ryan Hassell, Dylan Abbott and ??

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Dylan (10) and Liam (15)

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Dylan looking alot like Ryan looks now

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Dylan Abbott, Will Macklin, Ryan Abbott, Liam Clark and Amber Macklin

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A totem of children

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Claudia Ellis and Dylan Abbott and we know who the other guys are

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My beautiful son Dylan Ellis Abbott

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Jason, Dylan, Ryan (going in for the pinch), Jet and Adam

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Dylan in Joanie’s hospital bed

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Ekka fun – back to front, left to right – Claudia Ellis, Liam Clark, Jaimie Dover, Dylan Abbott and Ryan Abbott

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Spunky Dylan

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Dylan at Island Vibe festival

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Dylan at Island Vibe

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Surfing at the Baywave Youth Festival

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Ryan, Dylan and Jaimie, Wynnum Central State School, 2008(?)

Santa, Liam, Ryan, Jaimie and Dylan, 2010
Santa, Liam, Ryan, Jaimie and Dylan, 2010

Ryan, Dylan and Jaimie, Wynnum Central State School, 2009
Ryan, Dylan and Jaimie, Wynnum Central State School, 2009

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Dylan’s class at the party of the last day of Wynnum Central State School

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Last day of Wynnum Central State School

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Graffiti on mum

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Dylan pondering

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Playing in the rain – Dylan Ellis Abbott

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Year Seven Graduation

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Year seven graduation with classmates and principle

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Last day of primary school, after accepting the “Good Citizen” award

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Fun with uncle Calum, North Queensland

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Calum, Dylan and Ryan, near Mission Beach

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Recovering after Liam’s 18th

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Jayden and Dylan looking cool

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Group funny family photo – Abbott’s and Ellis’ alike

The nicest person I know…

Today is my personal opportunity to thank the nicest person I know for being a part of my life. This person (usually) thinks of me before he thinks of himself. He is caring, compassionate and extremely friendly.

He always helps around the house, he is fantastic with budgeting, he has a positive nature and he has kept me going on numerous occasions.

Although, this person is my son, he is still the nicest person I know.

Generosity, strength and happiness are Ryan Ellis Abbott.

Happy 12th Birthday Ryan.

I love you and thank you!

Australia Day 2010.
Australia Day 2010.

Benjamin Gabbett Gaffney

Courtesy of Sarah Finn.  Circa 1992
Courtesy of Sarah Finn. Circa 1992

30th December 1971 – 30th July 1992

A personal dedication to Sarah and all of my thirty five cousins (Gaffney’s and Ellis’), to my brother and sisters and Liam, Dylan and Ryan.
Today marks the twenty second death date of our special Benjamin, usually I don’t like to be so sombre but the recent death of the young motorbike rider, just up the road (http://julie-annellis.com/2014/07/25/the-lone-man/) has resurrected many thoughts and feelings.
Benjamin died as a young twenty year old in a “bad accident” and I am taking this opportunity with you all to share and celebrate some of my moments with Ben.
To me, Ben was my older cousin, friend and mentor.
The last time I saw Ben, we borrowed my mum’s old car and went on a road trip to Toowoomba. I remember this trip clearly as it was my opportunity to get to know Benjamin a little better, one-on-one, as young adults (N.B. my younger brother Josh was with us too).
After the trip, Ben and I went to a friend of mine’s party, then we went bush-bashing, yes, in my mums’ car. Naively, I had never been bush-bashing before, I felt scared and thrilled all at the same time. Most of all, I just thought it was COOL that Ben wanted to hang out with me.
When I was in Year Eleven, I was very much a lost soul, Ben and Sarah helped me through a few teenage angst moments (and I will always be forever grateful). Ben and I also lived in the same house at Paddington (Nanna’s) for a short while. During one conversation, Ben asked how school was going, what am I studying and so forth, I asked him about an art assignment that I could not get my head around. Benjamin read it and came back the day later with an armful of resources for me.
The assignment was about Line, Rhythm, Shape/Line/Dominance, Proportion, Tone, Colour, and Contrast. Benjamin purchased a $5 copy of the Handbook of Art (1971. The Specialty Press Limited: North Clayton, Victoria.), from the old Patty’s book store at Paddington. He also had a made me a bound book of his own notes and comments on Line, Rhythm, Shape, etc.
I would like to share with you the remains of that bound book that Ben gave me, with reference to the Handbook of Art.
(To those of you that knew Ben, I hope you get a giggle out of his references and a thrill out of seeing his writing.)
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I have also managed to dig up a piece of paper from the “Prayers of the Faithful” from Ben’s funeral:

Ben has touched many people’s hearts and I pray that these people reflect the peace and love that he wished for them.

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(Written and spoken by me.)

Help us to learn gentleness and peace from Ben’s example.

grace

(Written and not sure if spoken by Aunty Grace Watson.)

Ben you’ll always be, Forever Young.
To me you’ll be Forever Young.

Your smile will stay with me.
And ignite my dormant soul.

Free us from our earthly bonds.
With light guide or way to the stars.

Your peace gave us a sign.
May your peace leave us a sign.

john

(Written and not sure if spoken by John Ryan.)

PEACE TO YOU ALL!

Sister Philomene Tiernan

My mother told me last night (I don’t have television) of the tragic death of Sister Philomene Tiernan.  Sister Philomene was on board flight MH17.  She was much loved, spiritual and strong woman whom was a staff member at my sister school Kincoppal-Rose Bay School (Society of the Sacred Heart) and will be sadly missed by many.

The Sydney Morning Herald (www.smh.com.au/national/kincoppal-school-devastated-over-death-of-sister-philomene-tiernan-on-mh17-20140718-zulag.html) said, Sister Philomene Tiernan, “was returning home after attending a conference in Britain, a theology course in Ireland and a spiritual retreat in Burgandy, France.

The Kensington resident had also used the trip to visit Paris’ St Francis Xavier Church where Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat, the founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart is buried.  Sister Tiernan was a Sister of the Sacred Heart.”

There will be a memorial for Sister Philomene in Brisbane at Stuaratholme School in the near future.  For further information: http://www.stuartholme.com