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Plaque commemorates Ms Isobel McComas (1864 -1960) former principal and co-founder of Glamorgan Preparatory School (1887-1947). Miss McComas was a member of the congregation at St John`s Church for over 70 years. 

She had a notable career as principal of Glamorgan Preparatory School for Boys from 1893. Established in 1887 by her sister Annie Wilhelmina Wesley next door to the family home at Toorak, the school was taken over by Geelong Church of England Grammar School in 1947 when Miss McComas retired. She was treasurer of the Toorak branch of the British & Foreign Bible Society, a parishioner of St John's Church of England, Toorak, for seventy years and a member of the Classical Association of Victoria. She died at Colac on 14 October 1960.

Location

Address:86 Clendon Road, St John`s Church, Toorak, 3142
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.841944
Long: 145.014167
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Education
Link:http://adb.anu.edu.au/

Dedication

Front Inscription

In loving memory of
JANE ISABELLA WESLEY (ISOBEL) MCCOMAS
Born 26-9-1864 Died 14-10-1960
Co-founder and Principal of
Glamorgan Preparatory School, Toorak,
1887-1947.

For some seventy years a faithful member of this congregation.

Source: MA, ADB
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