Historical information

Prize awarded to Catherine Proctor for excellence in algebra and geometry in the fourth form. This was Catherine's first year at Ballarat College.


During 1877 - 1891 Ballarat College accepted enrolments from female students. The school holds the original register of this period and notes that catherine Proctor entered the school in 1878 when she was 15. She went on to be awarded Dux of the female cohort in 1879.

Physical description

Published by The Religious Tract Society, London. "A New and Enlarged Edition". 210pp. Blue cloth with gilt drawing of "Wild Life in the Alps" framed in black spiral pictorial. Spine in heavy gilt and all page edges in gilt. Many B&W illustrations plus one full-page colour of Whymper's "Mont Blanc from above Morges". Book has the usual age markings.

Inscriptions & markings

Book plate inside front cover: Ballarat College crest / Algebra and Geometry / Fourth form / First PRIZE / Awarded to / Catherine Proctor / CHRISTMAS 1878 / JOHN GARBUTT M A PRINCIPAL