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Principal Narelle Umbers, Board Chair Cheryl Middelkoop and President of MOGA Mandy Britnell with 2018 Hall of Fame Laureates or their representatives

Celebrating and acknowledging our Marsden Old Girls

The Marsden Hall of Fame was established in 2006 as a way of celebrating and acknowledging women in business, and was broadened in 2010 to cover all fields of endeavour. We are proud to honour truly outstanding women, who’ve achieved success in areas as diverse as the arts, science, commerce, education, health, law, the environment, women’s affairs and the community. 

Each year new Marsden Hall of Fame Laureates are announced at Old Girls Day.

We are so proud of our Laureates. Many are generous of their time and expertise in presenting to and mentoring our students. We love it when they come back to school.  


The Marsden Hall of Fame Laureates (in alphabetical order) are: 

  • Noeline Alcorn QSO (née Queree)
  • (Isabel) Noeline Baker posthumously
  • Claudia Batten
  • Judy Bellingham MNZM
  • Sarah Billinghurst (Solomon)
  • June Blundell (née Halligan)ONZ, posthumously
  • Dorothy Brown (née Wood) MNZM, posthumously
  • Valerie Carson (née MacDonald)
  • Valerie Cranfield (née Handley)
  • Katherine Dienes-Williams (née Dienes) 
  • Zoe During MBE (née Smuts Kennedy), posthumously
  • Catherine Ferguson
  • Helen Ferner
  • Jean Fleming QSM
  • Anne Gambrill CNZM (née Shorland) 
  • Elsie Gibbons, posthumously
  • Nina Hall
  • Miranda Harcourt ONZM
  • Kate Hawley
  • Bronwen Holdsworth (née Pearson), DNZM
  • Sue Kedgley
  • Diana Lennon ONZM
  • Mary MacLeod 
  • Katherine Mansfield, posthumously
  • Fiame Naomi Mata’afa
  • Kate McIlroy
  • Juliet McKee (née Broad) QSO
  • Jenny Morel CNZM
  • Margaret Neave, posthumously
  • Gemma New
  • Elizabeth Orr CNZM
  • Catherine Savage
  • Janne Shewan
  • Beverley Shore Bennett MBE, FMGP
  • Victoria Spackman ONZM
  • Shirley Tonkin (née Curtis)
  • Cassandra Treadwell
  • Sheilah Winn CBE posthumously


Find out more about our Laureates and why they were nominated. 


School Archivist

Rosalba Finnerty
Do you know an Old Girl who could be considered for the Marsden Hall of Fame? I'd be delighted to hear from you.