AT LEAST 30 old boys of Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School from 1959 to 1963 will catch up at their 50-year reunion this weekend.
Former students are expected to travel from all over NSW and Queensland for the event.
A considerable number of those old boys will be from the New England North West, including the areas of Guyra, Glen Innes, Moree, Narrabri and Tamworth.
“Trying to track them down after 50 years has been difficult,” reunion organiser Lloyd Hogg said.
“Of the 72 students, we’ve been able to make contact with 44 of them.”
To find the former students, Mr Hogg put advertisements in all major newspapers.
“I set up a Facebook account as well but that was a disaster because not too many people our age are on Facebook,” he said.
The students will get together tonight for a dinner with their wives and partners at the Tamworth Hotel, followed by the reunion dinner at the school tomorrow night.
“A lot of the boys I haven’t seen since 50 years ago,” Mr Hogg said.
“It’ll also be an opportunity for the ladies to get to know each other.”
The old boys will take a stroll around the school on Saturday, and there’ll be a game of touch football between the old boys and the current Farrer students.
During the school tour they’ll visit the Farrer old boys museum, with curator Bill Trounce getting ready to show them around.
“We’ve collected memorabilia from around the school and some of our old boys have sent in items to be displayed,” Mr Trounce said.