• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: PR00340

Cribb, Estelle

(1877 – 1947)
  • Born 26 February, 1877, Ipswich Queensland Australia
  • Died 5 November, 1947, Ipswich Queensland Australia
  • Occupation Teacher


Estelle Cribb was a first day pupil at Ipswich Girls Grammar School (IGGS) in 1892. She was the first woman to study for a Master of Arts, with Honours in Mathematics, from the University of Sydney. She graduated in 1901. After obtaining an Honours Diploma in Education, she was appointed Mathematical Mistress at IGGS in 1903. She held the position for 35 years, retiring in 1938. Estelle Cribb was an active member of the IGGS Old Girls’ Association, serving as President for 12 years. She was much loved and when she died on 5 November 1947 a memorial fund was established by the Old Girls’ Association. In 1952 commemorative gates were unveiled at the front of IGGS, which still commemorate her

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Archival resources

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    • Records of Estelle Cribb
  • University of Sydney, Archives
    • Papers of Estelle Cribb
  • John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection
    • OM84-15 Cribb Family Papers 1867-1947