From the HSIE Faculty

Year 7 - Landscapes and Landforms

Who doesn’t love playing with playdough!  With the excitement of St Joseph’s Day in the air, 7C eagerly set to work with their ball of playdough to create a series of models reflecting the internal and external geomorphic processes that create landscapes and landforms.  Here are some of their creative interpretations.

Mr Tom Nethery
Leader of Learning - HSIE

North Coast soldier earns WWI Victoria Cross

Private Patrick Bugden VC was a local NSW North Coast man, born near Lismore, he was a hotelier at Alstonville.  His parents owned Hotel Wells in Tweed Heads.  At age 20, he embarked for WWI from Brisbane in September 1916, bound for England.  He joined the 31st Battalion on the Western Front in France, on 19 March 1917.  Pte Bugden was killed in action and posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry.  An extract from his citation reads:

“At Polygon Wood (Belgium) on 26-28 September 1917 Pte Bugden displayed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  On five occasions he rescued wounded men under intense shell and machine gun fire showing an utter contempt for danger. Always foremost in volunteering for any dangerous mission, it was during the execution of one of these missions that he was killed.”

I have had the honour to stand at the grave of Pte Bugden VC.  He is buried in the Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium (pictured).  We thank him for his life and service.

  1. North Coast WWI Victoria Cross recipient Pte. Patrick Bugden VC.
  2. The grave of Private Bugden V.C., Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium.

Mr Bryson Coverdale
History Teacher