EARLIER this weekone of our favourite visitors, Sister Margaret from the Port Fairy convent, popped into The Moyne Gazette office to say hello.
And as she often does, Sister Margaret brought along verysome interesting photos and the stories to go with them.
One of the photos was an aerial shot of the Port Fairy convent and St Patrick's Primary School.
But what makes this photo so special is the year in which it was taken, 1925.
Aerial photos from such an early date are rare and Sister Margaret was able to fill us in on the history in the photo.
The main building in the bottom centre of the photo is the convent, with the school on the bottom right corner.
On the other side of the convent are two houses; the house closest to the convent was then lived in by the Irving family and the other was the Condon family home.
Sister Margaret told The Moyne Gazette the photo was taken on a Monday. She was able to work this out, she said, because the surrounding houses had their washing on the line. Back in those days washing was done on Mondays and ironing on Tuesdays, she said.
At the back of the convent is the old tennis court, and at the front of the convent, along the road, are some young Norfolk pines.
The school building in the photo was built in 1849 and it remained the main school building until 1960 when a new school was built to the left of the convent.
In 1983, the original school building was demolished and the convento where it is today was lifted and moved on to the site of the old school .
In its place, the current school hall was built and a further extension to the 1960 school building added.
Sister Margaret also brought in another photo of the plane used to take the aerial photograph in 1925. The plane was owned and flown by pilot Charles Pratt.