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From: Lorette Lovejoy <>
Subject: Re: "NORMANHURST"
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 22:41:50 -0700 (PDT)
Has as its beginning Bland St Ashfield, Dr Corlette
wrote to England to a Miss Ellen Clarke to found a
school for young ladies, she took up the challenge,
established school in a cottage Bland street Ashdfield
and prospered 1886.
Purchased a block of land from Mark Hammond corner of
Chandos and Orpington Streeets and built a large plain
two storey building for day and boarders. officially
Maintained strong links with Saint JOhns.
By 1888 enrolment had risen to 100. in the next year a
cottage was purchased in Orpington street to provide
further sleeping accommondation and room for a
Ellen Clarkes sister Marion worked at the school for 6
months before leaving to found "Abbotsleigh" both
schools flourished during 1890.
Normanhurst attracted boarders from as far afield as
Hong Kong as well as extensively north of the
School closed 1941 just short of its 60th anniversary
I am not sure where I found the above information
sadly its another one where I have forgotten to write
down the source.
Teen Peterson Pederson known as Bimba Edkins
The above Margaret Arthur and Katie Arthur (sisters)
are in my family tree.
I have a book "The Arabian Nights" selected edited and
arranged for young people by Frances Jenkins Olcott.
This was awarded to Katie Arthur Christmas 1913 as a
special prize for Art & Design (m Collins)
The motto of Normanhurst Strive & Thrive
Katie Arthur also attended HObart Ladies College a
book prize she received there was "Selections from
Ruskin" for Excellent answering in Theory of Music
A Rea Principal 1917
I would be interested in any information about this
other sisters of Margaret and Katie attended PLC
Pymble and Claremont Randwick
--- Peter And Gwen Bates <> wrote:
> Good evening list.
> I would like to hear from any knowledgeable person
> who knows anything
> about a Private Girls School named "NORMANHURST" I
> believe it was
> located in the Strathfield - Burwood area of Sydney
> around 1880 - 1890
> I believe my grandmother and her sister and possibly
> some of the female
> cousins were educated there. .
> Peter Central Coast (At the moment wet
> and yucky)
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