The Statue Work Begins

The progress towards having the statue in place at Portsea is under way.

Previous reports have indicated that there have been several rounds of work on the preparation for casting the statue. This is now nearing the final stages with the pouring to take place shortly.

Work has also begun at Portsea to build the footings for the statue. The photos below show :

  • Top row – Dedication 1967, Site for statue cleaned by Parks Victoria 2020
  • Bottom row – Headstone Coy commenced Siteworks 3 Dec 2020, Headstone Siteworks 4 Dec

Work will continue to finish the footings and then once the statue arrives, it will be mounted. Timeframes depend on current pandemic restrictions.

Portsea Ring Proposal Update 11 June 2020

PLEASE NOTE: No orders being taken at this stage. Do not indicate interest as this is not being tracked. Please wait for further directions in a new Post once final design and suppliers approved.

A note from Ash Pagett:

Alumni and Classmates (6/83) – I just wanted to let you all know that today I received delivery of the prototype OCS Portsea Alumni Ring to review for acceptability. I have to say that, on initial eyeballing of the large sized 9ct yellow gold ring, it looks magnificent. The attention to detail in text on the badge and scroll, the proportions, the use of white and yellow gold in the badge with the two red/blue colours surrounding the badge looks excellent. There is a question over the colour matching of the red colour (might be a tad too burnt orange), but this is not structural and is easily resolved through consultation between our Singapore designer and the Victorian manufacturer (Graduation College Rings – Australia). We also have an RFQ out to a US company which is lagging the Aust firm by some weeks I believe. I have posted some photos today on the FB OCS group pages for which I am a member and will try to post some here too; through Paul Asbury and Ossie Kleinig. More information on precious metals available in 9 & 18 ct gold (white, yellow, rose), Silver & Platinum, and three sizes including large, medium and small (ladies size).