I was searching for references to the Beringer family today and came across a lovely article about prizes given at North Granville Superior Public School in 1906. The article is quite long so I am showing the opening paragraph and then the important one - to me anyway!
|1906. North Granville S.P. School Prize Distribution, The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate, 21 April, p. 2, viewed 13 November 2012. http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/85934165.|
So it appears that George Beringer - who was later known as André de Beranger, silent film actor - always had an artistic bent.
And I must say, I do like the reason for Reginald Towle's prize.