by Dina Monks, Ian Wynd and Wendy Black
Wendy A Black, 1999 [First Edition], ISBN 0646349929, black and white photographic plates, photographic frontispiece, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing to edges and corners, relevant newspaper clipping and photographs pasted to introductory pages, previous owners inscription on front endpaper, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with rubbing, bumping and chipping to edges and corners, closed tear to top back (see photographs)
“Lucy Shaw was born in Brisbane in 1898, the daughter of a Baptist minister. Her childhood and school years were lived at Rockhampton, Queensland. After graduation with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Queensland and the Brisbane Teachers’ Training College, she began teaching in Rockhampton in 1919. Her teaching career ended 52 years later at Morongo PGC, Geelong, where she was Head from 1942-1970.
Girls’ education was her life’s work. As Headmistress of independent girls’ schools in Ballarat, Adelaide and Geelong, she had a significant impact on her pupils, her profession and her community.
A strong disciplinarian and excellent school administrator, she was held in high esteem by her colleagues for her personal qualities, leadership abilities and the promotion of the importance of the education of young women. She held office in several community organisations and also in many professional groups at state and national levels.
Her service to education was recognised by the award of an M.B.E. in 1966.
A very good correspondent, she has kept in touch with many former pupils, taking a keen interest in their lives and careers.
This book can touch on just some aspects of a distinguished career. It draws on school records, newspapers, the memories of past pupils, colleagues and friends, and Lucy Shaw herself, to tell the story of a truly great lady who has had a long and ‘a very interesting life.’.”