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NEGS Old Girls

Ursula Hope McConnel


Ursula Hope McConnel (1888 - 1957), anthropologist, was a student at NEGS from 1904-1905 during the very early years when Miss Florence Green, the founder of NEGS, was the headmistress. Ursula was one of 10 born on a grazing property in Queensland. She was one of the many Queensland students who were sent to boarding school at NEGS. During her time at NEGS

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Edwina Corlette


Edwina Corlette (Class of 1981) is the owner and director of the Edwina Corlette Gallery in New Farm, Brisbane. ‘I think NEGS girls are resilient and earthy which is an awesome combination to have embedded in your psyche in a fast-paced world in 2020’. Edwina grew up on a farm outside Warwick in Queensland. At the age of five she moved to Sydney after her

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Jessica White


NEGS Old Girl Jessica White (Class of 1995), is both an author and an academic. She is the author of A Curious Intimacy (2007), Entitlement (2012) and Hearing Maud (2019). Her short stories, essays and poems have appeared widely in Australian and international literary journals and she has won awards, funding and residencies. Jessica grew up on a family property outside of Boggabri

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Georgie Rogers


Our NEGS Old Girl is Georgie Rogers Class of 1993. After living an adventurous life travelling the world, Georgie was inspired to start Gathered Goods, a bespoke hamper service which sources beautiful goods from regional Australia. Georgie grew up on a family property in Guyra and started boarding at NEGS in 1988. Her family has a long history associated with the Armidale region

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Rechelle Leahy


This year, NEGS Old Girl Rechelle Leahy (Class of 92), was listed on the Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence 2019 for the Local and Regional category, and was nominated for a Pro Bono Australia IMPACT25 Award recognising her work creating a positive impact for women and girls in rural, regional and remote Australia. Rechelle is a co-founder of RegionalCollab and a

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