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Peter Ginn (Staff 1962-89)

Pete Ginn was born in 1938 in South Africa where he started his interest in birds while living in a small hamlet near Pretoria. This interest was fostered by an uncle who owned a farm near Nylstroom, called Nylsvlei, in northern South Africa and which is today one of South Africa's premier bird reserves.

He was educated at St. Andrews in Grahamstown, where he founded and ran the Natural History Society for 3 years as a schoolboy, and later studied Geology at Rhodes University. This led to a year in Botswana far from civilization looking for evidence of diamonds for de Beers. The evidence discovered here led to the discovery of Orapa and Jwaneng - the worlds two richest diamond mines - some six years after he had moved to Peterhouse to teach Geography & Geology.

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1988-9 Cricket Tour to Australia

Managers' Report
Pre-tour preparation: Unfortunately we were not able to have as much practice as we would have liked due to rain during the two day assembly period at Peterhouse. Some fielding was done however and some fitness training was all we could do. Team spirit was good and we felt confident. The Rector addressed us in the library before we departed and wished us well.

Air flights: Qantas Airlines were superb and the food and service was excellent. The biggest jumbo jet presently in use was most impressive and the computer information relayed to passengers via the video screen was very informative. Free packs of cards, airline lapel badges and pens were distributed to members of the team on the return journey.

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1988 Peterhouse Girls First Speech Day

Ladies, Gentlemen and Girls,

It is my great pleasure to welcome you all here this afternoon. We are keeping you pretty busy and I hope you will go home feeling that your journey has been worthwhile. I am very pleased to welcome our guests of honour, Mr and Mrs Fieldsend. As you probably know, Mr Fieldsend has been associated with Peterhouse for many years, as Assistant Master, Housemaster, Senior Master and finally, Rector, a post which he held with distinction during a very difficult period in the school's history.

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Natural History Expeditions 1963-88

963 April: Ghanzi
1963 August: Ruware, Sabi Valley
1964 April: Haroni-Rusito
1965 August: Zambezi Valley
1966 August: Nata area, Magadigadi
1967 August: Kumagha, Boteti River
1968 April: Mupswe, NE Magadigadi
1969 July: Nthane-Musu, SE Magadigadi

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1988 Music & Drama

At the beginning of the second term a choir was formed at the Girls' School, comprising some 22 singers, drawn mainly from the D Block They have worked enthusiastically, capably led by Robyn Millar, and have already given some polished performances.
The Choir took part in the performance of "The Creation" in July, and followed that up with a contribution to the Entertainment in Springvale Hall the next weekend. Then in the third term, they took part in the Four Choirs' Festival in Peterhouse Chapel, singing an anthem "O Praise the Lord" by Maurice Greene. Finally, the Choir sang in the Marondera Schools' Carol Concert and our own Carol Service, when, for the first time, they wore their splendid new blue robes. Choir members can feel justifiably proud of their achievements so far during their short history.

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