The Mac.Rob Portrait Gallery

Our Portrait Gallery can be found lining the major corridor of the Kings Way Building and recognises past students who have made a significant mark in their field. The idea for the portrait gallery arose from the school’s centenary celebrations in 2005. The Making of Women by Pauline Parker in 2006 underscored the importance of capturing and acknowledging the mark made by former students. Establishing a permanent collection of images and biographies of eminent past scholars displayed in the corridors serves many purposes, but most importantly to inspire current students to achieve their personal best. It is also a tangible way to inform the whole school, as well as the outside community, of the many achievements of Mac.Rob students. 

Our Portrait Gallery is currently made up of a collection of 56 past students who have become eminent women in their field.

Alumni currently recognised in the current Mac.Rob Portrait Gallery:

Eve Ash-1965-1968-Psychologist, Author, Film Producer

Rebecca Jean Beamish (née Howell)-1929-1931-Industry (Company Director)

Jo Beaumont-1961-1962-Violinist, Orchestra Leader

Commander Katja Bizilj, RAN -1976-1979-Commander (Military)

Dr Anne Bridges-1963-1967-Technical Director at AACC International (formerly American Association of cereal chemists) (Business/Science)

The Hon. Sally Brown AM (née Hamilton)-1964-1967-Feminist, Judge

The Honourable Justice Jo Cameron-1976 - 1979-Judge (Judge/Law)

Professor Emeritus Norma Chick (née Hayes)-1943-1944-Nursing

Destiny Deacon-1973-Artist

Larissa Dubecki-1987-1990-Writer and Journalist

Jill (Jennifer) Eastwood (née Lundie)-1950-1951-Academe

Dr Sarah Edelman-1970 – 1973-Clinical Psychologist (Academe)

Dr Elif Ekinci-1991-1994-Academic Endocrinologist (Academe/Medicine)

Esther Erlich (née Migdalek)-1970 - 1973-The Arts

Dr Beatrice Faust (née Fennessy) AO-1953 - 1956-Academe, Social Activist

Dr Alice Garner-1983-1986-Actor/Academic/Historian

Dorothy Geyer -1942-1945-Education Missionary

Kathryn (Kate) Gilmore-1972-1973-United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights (International Diplomacy)

Associate Professor Jennifer Gribble (nee Dallimore)-1952 – 1955-Academic and Literary Critic

Nicola Gunn-1993-1996-The Arts - Comedienne

Antoinette Halloran-1983-1986-(The Arts)

Joan Harris AM-1943-1945-Artist

Professor Helen Hughes AO-1943 – 1946-Economist

Amirah Inglis (née Gust)-1940-1943-Writer

Lynne Jensen-1983-1986-Law/Business

Katherine (Kathy) Kaplan, OAM-1970 -1973-Founder of impact (Philanthropy)

Debra Knight-1976 -1977-Business

Tan Le-1990-1993-Entrepreneur, Bioinformatics Scientist

Lilian Leonard (née Sayers)-1952-1955-Nursing (Health)

Ida Lichter-1961 – 1964-Psychiatrist and Writer

Dr Helen Light AM (nee Lippmann)-1963-1966-Museum Director, Cultural Consultant

Dr Catherine McMahon-1988-1991-Associate Professor, Academic, Clinical Audiologist

Eugenia Mitrakas, OAM-1962-1965-Justice, Community Service (The Arts/Law)

Jude Munro AO-1965-1969-Activist, Public Servant, Local Government CEO, Director

Dr Sonja Leigh Nagel-1970-1973-Rheumatologist Physician Senior Clinical Lecturer

Professor Ann Nicholson-1979-1982-Academe, Computer Science

Vicky Papachristos-1979-1982-Non-Executive Director (Business)

Katharine Parton-1996 to 1999 2007- 2008 (teaching)-Director of Music & Bye-Fellow, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge

Sian Prior-1979-1982-Writer, Broadcaster, Public Speaker, Musician (The Arts)

Mavis Richardson AM PSM (JP) (nee Lynden – Bell)-1956 - 1960-Social Worker, Community Development

Professor Doreen Rosenthal (née Lapin) AO, PhD, FASSA-1952-1955-Health (Social Research)

Suzanne Margaret Russell (née Westcott) A.M-1954-1957-Science and Technology, Community Service

Dr Patricia Samson-1953-1957-Teacher, Musicologist and Medical Practitioner (Educator/Medicine)

Elizabeth Sheargold-1998-2001-Debating

Mary Sheargold-1996-1999-Lawyer & Flautist (Law)

Susan Sherson (née Terry)-1955 - 1958-Nurse Educator & Clinical Ethicist (Health)

Dulcie Stretton (née Dove) C.B.E.-1936-1939-Library Promoter

Jenny Taing-1997 -2000-Lawyer, Board Director

Wendy R. Taylor (née Brown)-1955-1958-Education

Katherine Thomas (nee Hindson)-1939-Statistician, Researcher (Academe)

Dr Karin Tiedemann OAM-1962-1965-Paediatric Haematologist/Oncologist

Dr Nicole Tse- -Lecturer and Academic Co-ordinator (Academe/The Arts)

Dr Elizabeth Verghese-1998­2001-Academe, Biomedical Scientist

Dr Valerie Volk (nee Welzel)-1952-1955-Writer and Educator

Margaret Webb OAM (née Wellington)- 1956-59-Principal, Educator

Clare Wright (née Perry)-1983-1986-Historian, Author (Academe)