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Abbotsleigh (1885 - )

From
1885
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupations
Educational institution
Website
http://www.abbotsleigh.nsw.edu.au/
Location
Abbotsleigh Locked Bag 1666 Wahroonga NSW 2076

Summary

Abbotsleigh was founded by an English woman, Marian Clarke, in 1885. An Anglican school for girls, it was first located in a terrace in North Sydney. The school then moved to Parramatta in 1888, and finally to its current premises in Wahroonga.

Abbotsleigh was one of the first girls' school to have a sports field, which was opened in October 1901.

Details

The following women have been associated with Abbotsleigh School.

Headmistresses have included:

1885-1913: Marian Clarke
1913-1924: Margaret Murray
1924-1930: Dorothea Poole
1931-1954: Gladys Gordon Everett
1954-1957: Ruth Hirst
1958-1970: H .E. (Betty) Archdale
1970-1987: Kathleen McCredie
1988-1995: Diane Nicholls
1996-2004: Judith Wheeldon
2006-current: Judith Poole

Past students have included:

Una Parry Boyce AM, OBE
Margaret Enid (Peg) Christian, OAM.

Sources used to compile this entry: Claydon, Robin, Abbotsleigh, a walk through time, Abbotsleigh, Wahroonga, 1984; Emilsen, Susan, The lily and the lion: a history of Abbotsleigh, Richard Smart Publishing, Wahroonga, 2000.

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