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Category: Reunions

Reunion 2021 Invitation

Posted on May 11th, by stjohn in Reunions. Comments Off on Reunion 2021 Invitation

Dear fellow Old Boys, Girls, family members and friends.

The good news, Maggie and Darryl will open their home (St. Joeys) to us again. This amazing generosity allows us to hold our 2021 Reunion back at “St. Joseph’s” at Kenmore. We will hold the Reunion on the front lawn of St Joeys. Catering, just like 2017 and 2019, will be from the Goulburn Lions Club so you simply buy your lunch and drinks (at Lions Club prices).

Please rally as many old boys and girls, friends and family as possible lets make this 2021 Reunion a big one!

Please remember to book your accommodation early as Goulburn has limited accommodation options. 

Date:             Saturday 20th November 2021

Venue:          “St Joseph’s Girls Home” Kenmore (Goulburn)

Address:       153 Taralga Road Kenmore

Start:             10.30am to 3.00pm

RSVP:             0407 61 8100 or phil.merrigan@outlook.com

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2019 Reunion

Posted on March 7th, by Phil Merrigan in Reunions. Comments Off on 2019 Reunion

Our 2019 St Johns & St Josephs Reunion was again held on Saturday 2nd March at the girls orphanage at Kenmore, St Josephs. Although numbers were down slightly on previous reunions, it was still a good roll-up with around 90 old boys and girls attending with family and friends. This year there were a lot of issues with mail invitations not being delivered and about 30 “return to sender”. Plus, not all email invitations were received, so all things considered it was a good turn up. Including a good result from the wider region of NSW, we had people travel from Western Australia, Brisbane Melbourne and Tasmania. A lot of new faces that made this their first reunion and, like those before, were amazed at the refurbishment work that Maggie and Darryl Patterson are doing to the old building. Maggie … Read More »

Reunion 2019 Invitation

Posted on January 23rd, by Phil Merrigan in Reunions. Comments Off on Reunion 2019 Invitation

Dear fellow Old Boys, Girls, family members and friends.

Our last Reunion in March 2017 was held in the grounds of St Josephs at Kenmore. This was due to the incredible hospitality from Darryl and Maggie Patterson the owners of the St. Josephs. Our reunion was a major success with approximately 100 old boys and girls with family holding a “picnic” in the front grounds. With age or illness creeping up on many of us, the turn up was extraordinary. It was agreed by all that it was a wonderful reunion and maybe one of our best! Many old girls returning to St Joseph’s for the first time had mixed emotions but all said they were glad they came. Like the girls, we had some old boys from St. John’s make a reunion for the first time.

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St Johns Reunion

Posted on January 19th, by Phil Merrigan in Reunions. Comments Off on St Johns Reunion


Old boys and girls of St John’s Boys and St Joseph’s Girls Homes Goulburn, along with family and friends are invited to a Reunion BBQ in the grounds of the old St Joseph’s Girls Orphanage, Taralga Rd.  North Goulburn NSW on Saturday March 11th 2017. Starting at11.00am.

For catering purposes and further information please contact:

Phil Merrigan on 0407 618 100 or philmerrigan@exemail.com.au


Maria & Lindsay Chesworth 0423 689 366


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St. John’s & St. Joseph’s Reunions

Posted on May 10th, by Phil Merrigan in Reunions. Comments Off on St. John’s & St. Joseph’s Reunions

Reunions have been held several times over many years. Gatherings in parks and clubs have provided an opportunity for old friends to catch up and renew acquaintances. Sister Genevieve was a great supporting of inviting back old boys to St. Johns during her long posting at the home.

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