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Kennedy, Thalia Ruby Lorraine (1917 - 2012)

MBE

Born
1917
Albion, Queensland, Australia
Died
22 August 2012
Queensland, Australia
Occupation
School principal

Summary

Thalia Kennedy was educated at the University of Queensland, majoring in english, history and latin, and winning a University Blue for hockey. She joined the staff of the Ipswich Girls' Grammar School in January 1942, as an english and history teacher, later being promoted to Deputy Principal and serving as Principal from 1965 to 1981. She introduced thursday afternoon activities and computer education and appointed a student counsellor. In 1982 the Thalia Kennedy Centre was opened at the school. She was appointed MBE - Member of The Order of the British Empire (Civil) - 13 June 1981 for services to education and the community.

Sources used to compile this entry: Kennedy, Thalia Ruby Lorraine, The First One Hundred Years, Boolarong Publications, Brisbane, 1991. pp. 90-91..

Rosanne Walker

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