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Diocesan School for Girls, Auckland

The Diocesan School for Girls in Auckland opened in 1904, an initiative by a new Anglican bishop of Auckland, Moore Richard Neligan. The school’s founding headmistress, Mary Pulling, was a graduate of a famous English girls’ school, Cheltenham Ladies' College. The centennial building shown here was one of several new facilities completed in the 2000s. It housed the library, information technology support office, careers department, offices for administrative and teaching staff, and classrooms for the 1,600 students who attended the school.

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Megan Cook, 'Private education - Elite private schools', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 November 2021)

Story by Megan Cook, published 20 Jun 2012