Marsden Hall of Fame Gallery

Below are our inspiring laureates inducted into the Marsden Hall of Fame (listed by year of induction).  We are proud to call these exceptional women, Old Girls.
Each year at Old Girls' Day we formally welcome new laureates into the Hall of Fame, and this page will be updated with their details.

Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie – Inducted 2023
Tuesday, October 31
Marsden Years: 2014 – 2018 (Year 9-13)
This award recognises Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie’s contribution to and success in the performing...
Jin Russell (nee Teoh) – Inducted 2023
Monday, October 30
Marsden Years: 1994 – 2000 (Year 7-13)
This award recognises Jin Russell’s contribution to child development in New Zealand and her passion...
Diane Menzies (nee Bright) ONZM – Inducted 2023
Monday, October 30
Marsden Years: 1951 – 1964 (Year 1-13)
This award recognises Diane Menzies’ contribution to landscape architecture both nationally and internationally....
Dr Diana Sarfati – Inducted 2022
Tuesday, November 1
Marsden Years: 1975 - 1985 (Year 3-Year 13)
This award recognises Diana Sarfati’s contribution, nationally and internationally, as a health physician,...
Catherine McGrath – Inducted 2022
Monday, October 31
Marsden Years: 1984 - 1988 (Year 9-Year 13)
This award recognises Catherine McGrath’s contribution and leadership in banking and financial management...
Fiona Lovatt – inducted 2021
Monday, October 31
Marsden Years: 1972-1977 (Year 7–Year 12)
This award recognises Fiona’s achievements in education, social justice and equity especially...
Sian Ruck – inducted 2021
Monday, October 31
Marsden Years: 1997-2001 (Years 9–Year 13)
This award recognises Sian Ruck’s contribution to cricket and to the development of the game...
Anne Field (nee Robertson) – Inducted 2021
Monday, October 31
Marsden Years 1970 – 1974 (Year 9-Year 13)
This award recognises Anne Field’s service to the school and its community over many years. ...
Sarah Meikle – Inducted 2020
Friday, October 30
Marsden Years: 1987 – 1993 (Year 7 - Year 13)
This award recognises Sarah Meikle’s contribution to New Zealand’s culinary industry...
Siobhan Bulfin – inducted 2020
Friday, October 30
Marsden Years: 1981 – 1985 (Year 9 – Year 13)
This award recognises Siobhan’s contribution in the Health sector especially in the...
Mary-Annette Hay (nee Burgess) – Inducted 2020
Friday, October 30
Marsden Years: 1935 – 1942 (Year 6 – Year 12)
This award recognises Mary-Annette Hay’s contribution to the artistic heritage of...
Rosalba Finnerty (nee Willis) – Inducted 2019
Friday, November 1
Student at Marsden 1956-1966 (Y3 to Y13 - Standard 1 to Upper 6th)
Rosalba Finnerty (nee Willis) has been made a Laureate in the Marsden Hall of Fame...
Julia Morison ONZM – Inducted 2019
Friday, November 1
Marsden Years: 1965 - 1969 (Form 3/Year 9 - Lower 6th/Year 12)
This award recognises Julia Morison’s contribution to New Zealand art a visual...
Maraea Rakuraku – Inducted 2019
Friday, November 1
Marsden Years: 1982-1986 (Form3/Year9 – Form 7/Year 13)
This award recognises Maraea Rakuraku’s achievements as a storyteller, playwright,...
Christina Inglis – Inducted 2019
Friday, November 1
Marsden Years: 1970 – 1980 (Primers – Form 5/Year 11)
This award recognises Christina’s contribution to the law and judiciary, particularly...
Gemma New – Inducted 2018
Friday, November 2
Student at Marsden from 1991 (Preschool) – 2004 (Year 13)
Receives this award in recognition of her achievement as a musical director and orchestral...
Nina Hall – Inducted 2018
Friday, November 2
Student at Marsden: 1998 (Year 9) – 2002 (Year 13 – left mid-year)
Nina Hall receives this award for her work in international relations,...
Dorothy Brown (nee Wood) MNZM – Inducted posthumously 2018
Friday, November 2
Student at Marsden: 1937 (Year7) – 1946 (Year 13)
This posthumous award recognises Dorothy Brown as a teacher and a peace activist.

Although...
Janne Shewan (nee Craig) – Inducted 2018
Monday, June 28
Student at Marsden 1957 (Year 1) – 1969 (Year 13)
Receives this award in recognition of her tireless service to the school and the community over...
Elizabeth Orr (nee Entrican) CNZM – Inducted 2017
Monday, June 28
Marsden Years: 1936 (Kindergarten) - 1942 (Form 2/Year 8))
Elizabeth Orr receives this award in recognition of her contribution to public service...
Kate Hawley – Inducted 2017
Friday, October 27
Marsden Years : 1982 – 1988 (Years 7-13)
Kate Hawley receives this award in recognition of her contribution to costume design for film and theatre...
Sheilah Winn (nee Hannah) CBE – Inducted 2016
Friday, October 28
Marsden Years: 1928 – 1933 (equivalent to Year 7-12)
This posthumous award recognizes Sheilah Winn as a supporter and patron of the arts, through...
Victoria Spackman ONZM – Inducted 2016
Monday, June 28
Marsden Years: 1988-1992 (Year 9-13)
Receives this award in recognition of her work as a businesswoman, a leader in management and in the film, television...
Kate McIlroy – Inducted 2016
Friday, October 28
Marsden Years: 1990- 1999 (Year 4-13)
Kate McIlroy receives this award in recognition of her dedication as a professional sports woman. Sport has always...
Judy Bellingham MNZM – Inducted 2016
Monday, June 28
Student at Marsden 1963-1964 (Years 9 and 10)
Judy Bellingham receives this award in recognition of her contribution to singing both as a teacher and...
Cassandra Treadwell – Inducted 2015
Monday, June 28
Student at Marsden 1984 – 1990 (Years 7 - 13)
Receives this award in recognition of her commitment and leadership to “So They Can”....
Shirley Tonkin (nee Curtis) – Inducted 2015
Monday, June 28
Student at Marsden 1937 – 1938 (years 12 – 13)
Receives this award in recognition of her work as a doctor and international researcher into...
June Blundell (nee Halligan) ONZ – Inducted 2015
Monday, June 28
Student at Marsden 1933 - 1939 (Years 6 - 11)
This posthumous award recognizes June Blundell’s voluntary and charity work throughout the community...
(Isabel) Noeline Baker – Inducted 2015
Friday, October 30
Fitzherbert Terrace years – 1890s
Noeline Baker receives this posthumous award in recognition for her work during the First World War with the...
Catherine Ferguson – Inducted 2014
Monday, June 28
Student at Marsden: 1970– 1977 (Std 4/Year 6) - Form 7/Year 13)
Receives this award in recognition of her achievement as a medical specialist...
Helen Ferner – Inducted 2014
Friday, October 31
Student at Marsden: 1971 - 1977 (Form 1/Year7) – Upper VIth/Year 13)
This award recognizes Helen Ferner’s contribution to the engineering...
Katherine Dienes-Williams (nee Dienes) – Inducted 2014
Monday, June 28
Student at Marsden: 1981 (Form 1/Year 7 – Form 7 /Year 13)
Katherine Dienes-Williams receives this award in recognition of her international career...
Anne Gambrill (nee Shorland) CNZM – Inducted 2013
Monday, June 28
Student at Marsden 1939 (Lower School) – May 1951 (Lower VIth/ Year 12)
Receives this award in recognition of her service to the judiciary in...
Zoe During (nee Smuts Kennedy) MBE (1925-2008) – Inducted 2013
Friday, November 1
Marsden Years: 1930 (Primers/Year 1) – 1942 (Form V/Year 11)
This posthumous award recognizes Zoe During’s promotion of child and family...
Valerie Carson (nee MacDonald) – Inducted 2013
Monday, June 28
Student at Marsden 1949 (Form 2/Year 8) – 1953 (Form VY/ Year 12)
Valerie receives this award in recognition of her work as New Zealand’s...
Mary MacLeod – Inducted 2012
Friday, October 26
Student at Marsden 1975 (Form 1/Shell) – 1981 (Form7/Year 13)
Receives this award in recognition of her achievement in international banking....
Beverley Shore Bennett MBE, FMGP – Inducted 2012
Friday, October 26
Student at Marsden 1934 (Lower School campus) – 1945 (Lower VIth / Yr 12)
Receives this award in recognition of her expertise in the creative...
Professor Noeline Alcorn (nee Queree) QSO – Inducted 2012
Friday, October 26
Student at Marsden 1948 (Std 3/Year 5) – 1956 (UVI/Year 13)
Receives this award in recognition of her expertise in educational policy, educational...
Sue Kedgley – Inducted 2012
Monday, June 28
Student at Marsden 1963 (Form 5/Year 11) – 1965 (Upper VIth/Year 13)
Receives this award in recognition of her public service as a Member of...
Margaret Neave (1924-2007) – Inducted 2011
Monday, June 28
Marsden years: 1927-1937
This posthumous award recognises the contribution Dr Margaret Neave made to public health in New Zealand, the Pacific Islands...
Miranda Harcourt ONZM – Inducted 2011
Friday, October 28
Student at Marsden 1973 (Std 4) – 1980 (Upper 6th)
Receives this award in recognition of her work in the theatre and in other areas of the media....
Elsie Gibbons (1916-2009) – Inducted 2011
Friday, October 28
Marsden Years: 1929-1933
This posthumous award recognises Dr Elsie Gibbons’ contribution to health of children in the Wellington in the 1950s...
Diana Lennon ONZM – Inducted 2011
Friday, October 28
Student at Marsden 1955(Primers) – 1966 (UVI)
Receives this award in recognition of her work in children’s health especially in the area...
Katherine Mansfield – Inducted 2010
Friday, October 29
Student at Fitzherbert Terrace School from 1900-1902

This posthumous award recognises the contribution Katherine Mansfield made to New Zealand...
Jean Fleming ONZM – Inducted 2010
Friday, October 29
Receives this award in recognition of her research and teaching in various branches of science and most recently in the Centre for Science Communication...
Fiame Naomi Mata’afa - Inducted 2010
Friday, October 29
Marsden Years 1969–1975
Receives this award in recognition of her public service to her people, particularly women and children in Samoa in promoting...
Sarah Billinghurst – Inducted 2010
Monday, June 28
Receives this award in recognition of her contribution to the Arts as an administrator both nationally and internationally.
Sarah’s career as...
Claudia Batten – Inducted 2009
Friday, October 30
This award recognizes the business acumen of Claudia Batten in developing computer software that downloads advertising into online video games. She and...
Valerie Cranfield (nee Handley) – Inducted 2009
Friday, October 30
Valerie Cranfield receives this award in recognition of her success as a business woman in the retail industry.

Brought up with a farming background,...
Juliet McKee (nee Broad) QSO – Inducted 2008
Monday, June 28
Juliet McKee's career as an economist has taken her all over the world. Completing an economics degree at Victoria University, Juliet worked in the...
Catherine Savage – Inducted 2008
Friday, October 31
2008 Laureate and Chairman of the Marsden Board of Management, Catherine Savage qualified as an accountant.

Her career has taken her from an accounting...
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