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From the Archives

College Register

Our College register is precious. The beginnings of Siena come to life when we read the names, beautifully handwritten, of our first students. The first page reveals the names of two very special women in our community. Loyis Gibson (née Olive) is student number seventeen and Sr Frances Caine is student number twenty-one. As Archivists, we note with interest that Loyis is spelt ‘Lois’ in the register. Both Loyis and Frances began their life at Siena on 4 February 1941. We value their wisdom, their memories, their donations, their support and especially their continuing presence and connection with our staff and students. We are blessed to have Loyis, Frances and other early alumnae as regular visitors to Siena.

Special thanks to Jacqui Raynor (née Harris).

At the end of last term, Jacqui donated a Siena College badge which had been worn by her family in the 1960s.

Maria Ang and Maureen McAuley
College Archivists

 Image captions

  1. 1941 College Register
  2. Margaret Smith and Frances Caine
  3. 1941 College photo
  4. 2018 Alumnae Panel 
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