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Crone, Nina (1934 - 2007)

21 August 1934
Grays, Essex, England
14 July 2007
Linguist, Historian, Teacher and Journalist


Nina Crone was Editor of the Australian Garden History Society journal, Australian Garden History, and a former headmistress of Melbourne Church of England Girls' Grammar School (CEGGS). Crone worked in broadcasting, education and management in Australia, England and Switzerland. She was appointed a Fellow of the Australian College of Education and received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2000.


Daughter of James Kinning and Grace Gwendolen (née Hall) Crone.
After completing her secondary education at Presbyterian Ladies' College (PLC), East Melbourne, Crone in 1953 graduated from Melbourne University with a BA.. From 1957 to 1964 she was a teacher in Europe and Australia as well as obtaining her Bed from Melbourne University in 1962.
From 1965-1974 she was a radio and TV producer for the ABC Schools Broadcasts and in 1975 became Headmistress of CEGGS. Crone is a former member of the Vic. State Advisory Committee for School Broadcasts, member of the Buildings Advisory Committee Australian Schools Commission 1979-1981, member of the Academic Committee on Education (Vic.) 1975-1980, committee member Australian College of Education (Vic.) 1974-1979. Also Crone has been a council member of the Girl Guides Association (Vic.), committee member of the United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) Vic. 1962-1964 and a member of the Lyceum Club Melbourne.

Sources used to compile this entry: Dyson, Christina and Aitken, Richard, 'Honouring Nina Crone', Australian Garden History, vol. 23, no. 3 Jan/Feb, 2012; Lofthouse, Andrea (ed.), Who's Who of Australian Women, Methuen Australia, North Ryde (NSW), 1982, 504 pp; Whitehead, Georgina (ed.), Planting the Nation, Australian Garden History Society, Melbourne, 2001, 196 pp.

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