1947 to 1956

25 February 1947

A jacaranda tree is planted on Gloucester Lawn to commemorate the visit of HRH the Duchess of Gloucester on 22 November 1946. To this day the tree is still rich in its purple blooms.

1947 Planting of the Jacaranda Tree to commemorate the Duchess of Gloucester's visit

11 August 1949

Joan Hammond visits the College and sings for the girls. The concert is an outstanding success.

Joan Hammond performs
Queen opening Parliament 1954

4 February 1954

Queen Elizabeth II opens the third session of the 37th Parliament of NSW. 20 Pymble girls were invited to see the opening of State Parliament.

Presbyterian Ladies College, Pymble in the 1920's

27 April 1956

Almost three thousand people gather when the Moderator General, Right Reverend F. W. Rolland opens and dedicates the War Memorial Chapel. The Chapel was built by F. & C. Turton and designed by architects J. Aubrey Kerr and Peter Kerr who ensured the design was in keeping with the original buildings.

“The roll is complete for about 10 years except for those still in the cradle. This is an extremely uncomfortable situation and we ask your understanding when it is not possible to enrol many newcomers to this district from other suburbs.”

– Miss Knox
The College reached full capacity with 870 girls, 175 of whom were boarders