Teaching and being taught at La Perouse School: Pam Koeneman and Shirley Murphy

“We lived an excellent life.” Auntie Pam Koeneman and Shirley Murphy recall early life at La Perouse School at Yarra Bay and mission life. Pam went on to High School and later became an Aboriginal Education Assistant through Sydney University, then on to teacher training college. Life has changed a lot at La Perouse with the end of the mission days. Shirley wonders if the first La Perouse School was the earliest integrated school in the country (late 1800’s).

Keywords: Suburban living; childhood; education; moving; La Perouse