Formalities concluded with the presentation of a framed map of Leichhardt's great 1844-45 expedition, a gift from Senator Sue Boyce. As the group made its farewells, a final decoration caught the eye - a magnificent Leichhardt quilt, around 2m tall, hanging on the entrance hall wall, featuring a special 'square' focusing on the Leichhardt Trail around Taroom! (Click on either of the quilt images below to see a larger picture.)

IMG 4722 22.10a Tauche LLGS reading-room 290W IMG 4711 22.10a Tauche LLGS SueBoyce-map 290W 
Above: a visit to the story-telling / reading room produced some interesting questions for the
Ambassador from the pupils ... as only very
curious and lively kids can! (Foto: MT)
 Above: key points on Senator Boyce's map are pointed out by the Ambassador to Ms Rose and a rapt group of pupils in the school's well-resourced 'Leichhardt Room'. (Foto: MT)
   
IMG 4707 22.10a Tauche LLGS quilt thumb 290W IMG 4716 22.10a Tauche LLGS quilt-closeup thumb 290W
Above: overview of the magnificent Leichhardt quilt hanging in the entrance hall. (Foto: MT) Above: close-up of the Taroom Leichhardt Trail  'square' on the right side of the quilt (Foto: MT)

Thanks to Ms Rose, Herr Mai and all the Grundschule pupils and staff for a wonderful, eye-opening visit during a very special week!

You can find out a little more about Tauche by clicking on the municipality's website (in German) here and read a full report on the week's festivities on the Märkische Oderzeitung website here ~ or download a PDF of the report here (both in German).

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