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    Mason greeted by Lavarack 1955

    In this photograph we see Alfred John (Shon) Mason, a master at the School for 51 years from 1889 to 1940, being congratulated by one of his former pupils, Sir John Lavarack, (BGS 1899-1904), on being awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1955. Sir John Lavarack became the State’s first Queensland-born Governor in 1946, after a distinguished military career. ​​