• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0335

Butt, Elizabeth Mary

(1928 – 2019)
  • Born 29 May, 1928, Melbourne Victoria Australia
  • Died 11 August, 2019, Melbourne Victoria Australia
  • Occupation Educator, Headmistress


Prior to completing her Science degree at the University of Melbourne, Butt attended Fintona Girls’ School, Balwyn, Victoria. In 1950 she became a Scientific Officer for the Defence Standards Laboratory (Vic), and in 1952 was appointed Assistant Mistress at Heathfield School, UK. From 1955 to 1959 she taught at Shelford CEGGS, before joining the staff at Fintona in 1960.

Elizabeth Butt became Headmistress at Fintona in 1963, retaining this position for 29 years until her retirement in 1991.

(Source: http://www.fintona.vic.edu.au/history.htm accessed 18/03/2002)

Published resources

  • Book
    • Feminine Singular: a history of the Association of Heads of Independent Girls' Schools of Australia, Hansen, D E and I V, 1989
  • Edited Book
    • Who's Who in Australia 2002, Herd, Margaret, 2002
  • Resource

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