- 28 February 1897
Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia
- 30 November 1964
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
- Early Childhood Educationist and Kindergarten Principal
Gladys Pendred was considered in the mid-twentieth century 'the main Australian authority in the field of early childhood education'. In 1944, after lobbying by Canberra kindergarten and mothercraft groups, Gladys was asked by the Minister of the Interior to draw up a plan for the extension of pre-school care in the Australian Capital Territory, known as the 'Pendred Plan'. Pendred Street in the Canberra suburb of Pearce recognises her contribution to the Canberra community.