• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: PR00336

Hunt, Fanny Elizabeth

(1863 – 1941)
  • Born 25 July, 1863, Reading England
  • Died 1 June, 1941, Sydney New South Wales Australia
  • Occupation Headmistress


Fanny Elizabeth Hunt was the first woman to graduate with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney, graduating in 1888. She was appointed as first headmistress of Ipswich Girls Grammar School in 1892. Fanny Hunt was in charge of the school from its opening in 1892 until 1901, when she resigned because of ill-health. Her family had relocated to Toowoomba and after a restorative holiday Fanny Hunt founded Girton College in Toowoomba in about 1905. In 1915 the family moved to Sydney and settled at Rose Bay. Fanny Hunt died in Sydney in 1941.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • University of Sydney, Archives
    • Papers of Fanny Hunt
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    • Records of Fanny Hunt

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