On this day …….. 7th of August 1948

Bricks and masonry weighing between three and four tons crashed to the footpath early this morning when lightning struck the gable end of -the two-storey Bunbury Convent School building in, Wellington-street, extremely high winds helping to dislodge the structure. Because of the danger caused by fallen electric wires and poles municipal council employees were called out at 2 a.m. to make temporary repairs. The damage was estimated at about £200.