With the DSG’s 150th anniversary already in sight (in 2024), we would like to gather information so that the history of the school can be told through the stories of young women who have passed through it since its inception in 1874.

We accordingly appeal to every DSG family to scour their family history for interesting anecdotes about anyone from 1874 to the present. Photographs, letters, stories and descriptions of what the school was like are welcome.

To flesh out the history of the school, it would be interesting to know why girls came to the school, where from, what adversities they faced, what joys and pleasures they experienced, and what became of them once they had left the school.
All information will be collected with a view to creating a realistic picture of the life of the DSG in a publication to celebrate the 150 years of its existence.

Information can come in the form of e-mails, letters, photocopies, faxes, photographs, or original material. All material and information will be treated with care and sensitivity. Where requested, information and/or sources will be kept confidential or anonymous. Please indicate if original material is to be returned to you or may be stored in the school archives. Materials and information that are kept by the school will be safely recorded and catalogued in our new DSG Archives department in order to conserve our heritage and history.

We would love to know about the women who have helped to make the school what it is!

Information can be e-mailed to a.irwin@dsgschool.com; posted to Anne Irwin, Diocesan School for Girls, Box 194, Grahamstown 6140; or faxed to 046 636 2363 and marked for the attention of Anne Irwin.

Yours sincerely

Anne Irwin
Researcher