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A plaque commemorates the work of Margaret Berry and Elizabeth Large, who were the first and second head mistresses of the Girls` Normal School. Margaret Berry was headmistress at the school for forty-three years. 

The Brisbane Normal School has for many years been a most popular institution with all classes of parents. On Monday afternoon we paid a visit to the girls' department, which is under the charge of Miss Berry.  The name of the head-mistress, Miss Berry, has become, after some thirteen years occupation of the post of teacher in Queensland, a household word in many families where young matrons have passed under her care, and hold her in affectionate remembrance. 
The Queenslander (Brisbane), 26 September 1874.


Address:261-263 Edward Street, Brisbane, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.467288
Long: 153.025918
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 31st July, 1993
Front Inscription

The stones also commemorate the work of Margaret Berry, first head mistress of the Girl`s Normal School for forty-three years (1862 - 1905), and that of her successor, Elizabeth Large (1905 - 1921). Their contribution to the education of girls in this city was outstanding.

Placed here on 31 July 1993 by the History of Queensland
Education Society, with the support of
Pat Comben M.L.A., Minister of Education.

Source: MA
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