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Occasionally a family will come across a letter or photo from the past that, in its simplicity, is deceptive of the importance or impact it would have had on those it concerned. The same can be said of material found in archival collections. We have correspondence between the Director of Catholic Education and the Director of Evacuation in 1942 confirming that a farm house in Lower Ferntree Gully would be available for use by Siena students in the event of evacuation. We also have two sketches which show plans for trenches and a hidden shelter, large enough for one hundred and fifty eight persons. We are in awe of the courage and faith of the sisters who cared for our students in the early years of Siena during the war. 

Maria and Maureen
College Archivists

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Occasionally a family will come across a letter or photo from the past that, in its simplicity, is deceptive of the importance or impact it would have had on those it concerned. The same can be said of material found in archival collections. We have correspondence between the Director of Catholic Education and the Director of Evacuation in 1942 confirming that a farm house in Lower Ferntree Gully would be available for use by Siena students in the event of evacuation. We also have two sketches which show plans for trenches and a hidden shelter, large enough for one hundred and fifty eight persons. We are in awe of the courage and faith of the sisters who cared for our students in the early years of Siena during the war. 

Maria and Maureen
College Archivists