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ABOUT HERBIES

HERBIES TRADITION:
EMBLEM, MOTTO AND SONG

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EMBLEM

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The  school motto is closely related to a quote by William Shakespeare, "Be just, and fear not. Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy country's, Thy God's and truth's."

FOUR HOUSES STEEPED IN HISTORY

Weymouth House

 

HMS Weymouth

Description
 

HMS Weymouth was a 44-gun fifth rate of the Royal Navy. She was previously the merchantman Wellesley, built in Calcutta in 1796. She successfully defended herself against a French frigate, and made two voyages to Britain as an East Indiaman for the East India Company. The Admiralty purchased her in May 1804; she then became a storeship in 1806. On her last voyage for the Royal Navy, in 1820, she carried settlers to South Africa. 

Chapman House

 

Chapman (1777)

Description

 

Chapman was a two-deck merchant ship built at Whitby in 1777. She made three voyages to India or China for the British East India Company (EIC), during the first of which she was present at the battle of Porto Praya. During the French Revolutionary Wars she served as a hired armed ship, primarily escorting convoys but also seeing some action. Later, she undertook one voyage to Mauritius transporting troops, one voyage carrying settlers to South Africa, and three voyages transporting convicts from England and Ireland to Australia. She was last listed in 1853.

Kennersley House

 

Kennersley Castle

Description

Kennersley Castle (or Kinnersley Castle), was a merchantman launched in 1811. She made several voyages transporting British troops. She also twice transported emigrants from Britain, once to South Africa and then once, most notably because of the subsequent notoriety of her destination, to the at best misguided and at worst fraudulent colony of Poyais. She was wrecked in 1833 and her remains were burned in 1834.

Albury

Albury - 1804

Description

 

In 1820 Albury carried 167 settlers from England to South Africa under the auspices of the Government Settler Scheme. Captain Cunningham left Liverpool on 13 February 1820. Albury reached Simon's Bay on 1 May and arrived at Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth, on 15 May.[4] She brought with her some 142 passengers who had arrived at Simon's Bay on Zoroaster and then had had to transship aboard Albury to reach Algoa Bay.

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THE SCHOOL SONG

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Our school badge is linked with history

And will live in our memory

See the Chapman proudly sailing

To this beautiful land so free

With the spirit of our forebears

We’ll be just and never fear

At the founding of our learning

In our primary school, Herbert Hurd.

 

CHORUS

 

Herbert Hurd, our school so dear

When our time to leave comes near

We’ll be sorry to leave

That we know

Remember you still

Wherever we go.

 

Herbert Hurd, our school so grand

Leading forward by thy hand

To be good citizens of this our land

Well done, Herbert Hurd.

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