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FIRST WOMAN GRADUATE.
? On May 1 Miss Isola F. Thompson, Mi, will retire from active duties at the Gtf High School, Sydney. Mies Thompson'" the first woman to obtain the degree ol Mu- ter of Arts at the Sydney University. SJ matriculated in 1882, the first year Hut I» University was open to women students. U graduated Bachelor of Arta In »li. »n« re- ceived the degree of Master of Arts In ». In April, 1885, Miss Thompson »-nu »PPOT assistant teacher in the Olrls' High Seto .Sydney, and after 20 years of service, sie » about to retire, owing to «l-h«»»; ¡ mer pupils of the school have Invited * Thompson to a reunion nt the Girl" «P School, to bo held on May Î, at which ti intend to present her with a if''T°äl
show the affection and esteem in «Mci i. is hold. The secretaries of the mimi are Miss Muriella Thompson, 1« MsnsM street, Potts Point, and Miss Barnc, B* High School, Sydney, with whom those dir» lug to take part should communicate.