This book traces the history of Tocal College, and explores the reasons why Tocal has thrived since it was established 50 years ago, while many agricultural training institutions have declined.
In the early years, Tocal was in many ways a smaller brother. But to survive, Tocal had to adapt. This required flexibility, a willingness to innovate, a pioneering spirit, the support of the stakeholders and above all, political savvy.
It is a credit to the leadership of its Principals over the past 50 years that Tocal has not only adapted, but seized the initiative. It has transformed from a regional, residential-based institution to an industry-based, national training hub. It is embedded as an indispensible part of NSW Department of Primary Industries; a significant state asset with a strong national profile.
110 pages in full colour
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The celebration of 50 years of an institution's history is important. An institution like Tocal College is all about people and being an organisation which has specialised in vocational education for adolescents, it has great meaning for those who have passed through it and those who have worked at it.
Photographs can tell much more than words and as you go through this publication you will gain some idea as to how special Tocal College has been to so many people. Tocal has a real sense of place engendered through a landscape of great beauty, a lovely river, its own creek valley and rolling hills, river flats, and timbered gorges.
This book gives a small window into what has occurrred on the Tocal property for the past 50 years.
74 pages with extensive photos that tell the story.
To order phone 02 4939 8901.