Just Published and Available for Purchase – Ladies’ College, Remuera – a history

Just Published and Available for Purchase – Ladies’ College, Remuera is the latest booklet published by Remuera Heritage. Authored by historian Joanna Boileau, it tells the story of one of Remuera’s longest-surviving private schools. Founded in 1880 with modest beginnings, it survived over 50 years on a site bounded by Remuera Road and Victoria Avenue and later Garden Road.

Ladies’ College’s most well-known principal was Sarah Moore-Jones who studied at Cheltenham Ladies’ College in England which was one of the first to give girls a thorough education in all subjects, including maths and the sciences. Her daughters and son all taught at the college. Horace Moore-Jones became famous for his paintings of Gallipoli in WW1, especially Private Simpson and his donkey.

One of its most famous pupils was Remuera aviator Jean Batten, the first woman in the world to fly solo from England to Australia in 1934.

The book is available for purchase for $10, while stock lasts, plus postage and handling (if required $5) +gst $2.25.

Orders can be placed at Remuera Library or at info@remueraheritage.org.nz or at https://remueraheritage.org.nz/support-us/contact-us/

Prepayment is required (an invoice will be provided on request).

Telephone/Internet Banking: ASB Account # 12-3030-0037668-00
Please include your name and “College” as a reference.

JeanBatten Ladies Coll. When I grew older Alone in the sky, by Jean Batten. The Airlife Publishing Company, 1979, p4.
Private Simpson and his donkey at Gallipoli by Horace Moore-Jones