Welcome to a new way of understanding and participating in history.
It is all here. And you are invited to engage!
We don’t fragment history here. We seek to allow everyone, everyone, to hang together in learning.
Junction Park State School is a primary education institution and community that stands together in the one shared past over 125 years. We have different stories, some nostalgic, some analytic; some delightful, some ugly; some religious, some secular; some political, some disengaged; some entertaining, some scholarly.
We value the human experience in all its struggles and pleasures. We don’t believe that Junction Park State School is the centre of the universe. But make no mistake about it; this is a place, like many other places, connected to the land, the region, the city, the state, the country, the world, and yes, the universe. It always has been, and always will be, as long as there is a place.
Come on in, and explore, and tell us your story…
Since historical reconstruction is a rational process, only justified and indeed possible if it involves the human reason, what we call history is the mess we call life reduced to some order, pattern and possibly purpose.
- G.R. (Geoffrey Rudolph) Elton
Anyone who is going to make anything out of history will, sooner or later, have to do most of the work himself. He will have to read, and consider, and reconsider, and then read some more.
- Geoffrey Barraclough
…that things done badly or left undone, regrets which dwell with us old fellows in the evening of life.
- James Joseph Dempsey, quoted by unanimous source in the Introduction of Dempsey’s Junction Park History (1933)
History is not melodrama, even if it usually reads like that.
- Robert Penn Warren
Place is land to which history has occurred.
- Don McKay, "Otherwise than place"
Place is significant in that, for the Apache, history is conceptualized spatially.
- Keith Basso, Wisdom Sits in Places.
There is no mysterious essence we can call a 'place'. Place is change. It is motion killed by the mind, and preserved in the amber of memory.
- J.A. Baker, The Peregrine: The Hill of Summer & Diaries: The Complete Works of J. A. Baker
30 Years from now, it won't matter what shoes you wore, how your hair looked, or the jeans you bought. What will matter is what you learnt and how you used it.
- On the wall poster in a classroom