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Cribb, Estelle (1877 - 1947)

26 February 1877
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
5 November 1947
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia


Estelle Cribb was a first day pupil at Ipswich Girls Grammar School (IGGS) in 1892. She was the first woman to study for a Master of Arts, with Honours in Mathematics, from the University of Sydney. She graduated in 1901. After obtaining an Honours Diploma in Education, she was appointed Mathematical Mistress at IGGS in 1903. She held the position for 35 years, retiring in 1938. Estelle Cribb was an active member of the IGGS Old Girls' Association, serving as President for 12 years. She was much loved and when she died on 5 November 1947 a memorial fund was established by the Old Girls' Association. In 1952 commemorative gates were unveiled at the front of IGGS, which still commemorate her

Archival resources

Ipswich Girls Grammar Archives

  • Records of Estelle Cribb; Ipswich Girls Grammar School; Ipswich Girls Grammar Archives. Details

University of Sydney, Archives

  • Papers of Estelle Cribb; Cribb, Estelle (1877 - 1947), University of Sydney ; University of Sydney, Archives. Details

Lee Butterworth

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