Eminent Alumnae

In 2021 MLC School celebrated 135 years of exceptional girls’ education. During this year we commenced this Eminent Alumnae project to bring the stories of our inspiring Old Girls out of the archives and into the world for the entire MLC School community to celebrate. These Old Girls showed audacity and tenacity as they fought for recognition in their professions. Beyond their professions they also passionately promoted equality for women in the workplace. The victories they earned for women who came after them prove them to be true ‘daughters of the light’.

This is an open ended project. If there are Old Girl successes that we are not aware of, or if there are edits to be made to current stories, we wholeheartedly seek your input. Please contact our Archivist, Barbara Hoffman, at bhoffman@mlcsyd.nsw.edu.au with anything you would like to add.

We have arranged these stories by Old Girl cohort year, starting with the most recent and going back all the way to the first few years of the School’s life. You are able to search by profession by using the ‘View by Profession’ list on the right.

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Janice Thornett (Andrew, 1960)

Janice Thornett (Andrew, 1960) represented Australia in Swimming (Butterfly) at the 1960 Rome Olympic Games where she wo ...

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Judith Hall (Gardner, 1957)

A highly successful flautist, Judith has been the Principal Flautist of the Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden, ...

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Dr Julia Chang Wan (1956)

Dr Julia Chang Wan (1956) is known in the USA women’s rights advocacy groups as a highly-regarded science educator, a po ...

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Alison Turtle (1955) MA

MLC School Dux in 1955, Alison was well liked and made many friends, a quality she kept throughout her life. She went on ...

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Jocelyn Maughan OAM (1955)

MLC School congratulates Old Girl, Jocelyn Maughan (1955) who was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours with a ...