YAMBA REUNION: Students from Yamba Public School will be attending the ladies? gathering tonight.
YAMBA REUNION: Students from Yamba Public School will be attending the ladies? gathering tonight.

Reunion for Yamba?sheroines

By SALLY GORDON

A GATHERING at the Yamba Golf Club tonight will mark an important reunion for the heroines of Yamba's past.

Women who lived in Yamba during the 1960s have been invited to catch up and share their life stories over dinner and drinks.

More than 47 former residents are expected to travel from as far as Newcastle and Sydney for the special event, with one of the guests not having set foot in Yamba for 45 years.

Event co-coordinator Marie Leonard, who was one of 10 girls who attended Yamba's Star of the Sea Convent as a day pupil during the '60s, said that back then, Yamba was a very different place.

Mrs Leonard said that during the '50s, when the town had a population of around 300, everybody knew everybody.

"Yamba was full of little beach houses and then in the '60s the population swelled to 500," she said.

"From nine in the morning until five in the afternoon, it was full on ? swimming and fishing.

"It was a case of creating your own fun.

"We had the clay pit which was located between where the golf club is now and the RSL hall, where you could pick up clay and make your own models."

The dinner starts at 6pm and will include a guest book for attendees to record their contact details.



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