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Hunt, Fanny Elizabeth (1863 - 1941)

Born
25 July 1863
Reading, England
Died
June 1941
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Headmistress

Summary

Fanny Elizabeth Hunt was the first woman to graduate with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney, graduating in 1888. She was appointed as first headmistress of Ipswich Girls Grammar School in 1892. Fanny Hunt was in charge of the school from its opening in 1892 until 1901, when she resigned because of ill-health. Her family had relocated to Toowoomba and after a restorative holiday Fanny Hunt founded Girton College in Toowoomba in about 1905. In 1915 the family moved to Sydney and settled at Rose Bay. Fanny Hunt died in Sydney in 1941.

Sources used to compile this entry: Kennedy, Thalia, The First One Hundred Years: Ipswich Girls Grammar School, Boolarong Publications, Brisbane, 1991.

Archival resources

Ipswich Girls Grammar Archives

  • Records of Fanny Hunt; Ipswich Girls Grammar; Ipswich Girls Grammar Archives. Details

University of Sydney, Archives

  • Papers of Fanny Hunt; University of Sydney; University of Sydney, Archives. Details

Lee Butterworth

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