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... she succeeded in making of JCH an academic community which was also a happy place.

Enid Joske (1890-1973)

Enid Joske

Enid Joske entered Trinity from Melbourne CEGGS in 1909 and graduated from the University of Melbourne with Honours in classics. After some years teaching at her old school and at Lauriston, and travelling, she was appointed Principal of Janet Clarke Hall in 1928. For the next twenty five years, JCH was her work and her life. In the face of discouragement (and on occasions, downright rudeness) from Warden Behan, she succeeded in making of JCH an academic community which was also a happy place. Despite increasing deafness, she maintained close relationships with her students and alumnae and was able to expand the enrolment and improve the facilities of the Hall. A keen gardener, she worked wonders within the limited space available.

She was a founder, at Prahran, of the first Children's Free Lending Library and saw the idea win general acceptance.






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