Two former school students reconnect after nearly eight decades

Jeanene Duncan
July 28 2020 - 10:25am
Reconnection leads to life-long friendship
Reconnection leads to life-long friendship

When Coral Bates met up with Bessie Smith back in 2018 close to 80 years had passed since the one-time Maitland Girls High School students had last seen one another.

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Jeanene Duncan

Jeanene Duncan

Senior Journalist

Jeanene has more than 40 years experience as a regional and rural journalist starting at The Land Newspaper. She also worked for Stock Journal Newspaper (SA), McPherson, Fairfax newspapers and Rural Press, and contributed to various magazines.

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