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Professional historian and History Council of NSW member Pauline Curby has recently published Independent Minds, a history of St George Girls High School, with NewSouth Books.

Drawing on the recollections of past and present students, teachers and parents, Independent Minds brings to life the impressive history of Sydney’s St George Girls High School. In the school’s early years, students wore white hats and gloves, with botany the only science subject taught. Today, students excel across many areas and the school enjoys a longstanding reputation as one of the best in the state. Throughout its century history, the school has remained committed to nurturing intelligent and engaged young women.

Pauline Curby is a former teacher and has worked as a freelance professional since the early 1990s, undertaking consultancies in oral history, environmental history and heritage. Her publication Randwick won the NSW Premier’s Award for Regional and Community History in 2010.

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