The beautiful book was gifted to a Miss M Muir in 1878 for Good Conduct and General Proficiency while a student at F J Thomas' Lyons Street Grammar School (for more information see Golden Heritage p31,40). The Ballarat College (Girls School) register lists a Maggie Muir as enrolling in 1881, the year F J Thomas’ school closed. It seems reasonable to consider Maggie Muir and Miss M Muir as one person.
Mid green cloth bound book with elaborate gold lettering and illustration on cover and spine
Inscriptions & markings
Book plate inside front cover: Ballarat Ladies College / in connection with the Ballarat Grammar School / Christmas 1878 / V class / Prize / for / Good conduct and general proficiency / awarded to / Miss M Muir / F J Thomas Principal.