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Colorful Fireworks

Significant Women Who Graduated From Loreto Normanhurst

By Mackenzie Eyles and Eugenia Yoon

Kate Eastman

- Human Rights Lawyer and Academic.

Early Life

Kate was born in 1966 and went to the University of New South Wales. She then went on to study international human rights laws and private international law.


Kate has 30 years of experience in human rights, public law and health law. She is chair of the Australian Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She has also lectured about human rights in Sydney at both the University of Technology and the University of Sydney.


Eastman has received a Law Foundation Justice Award for her contribution to pro bono work, and in 2017 she was awarded Change Champion of the Year at the NSW Women's Lawyers Achievement Awards.

Catherine Livingstone

  • The current chair of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Early life

Catherine was born in 1955 and studied accountancy at Macquarie University.


She worked as the voting director of Macquarie Bank, chair of CSIRO, director of Sydney Institute and the Rural Press Foundation, Chair and Director of the Australian Business Foundation.


Livingstone was awarded the Eisenhower Exchange Foundation Fellow for Australia in 1999 and became Officer of the Order of Australia in 2008.

Monica Trapaga

  • Australian entertainment presenter, jazz singer and actress.

Early life

Monica was born in 1965 and grew up surrounded by music.


Monica became the host for ABC’s Play School from 1998-1999.


In 1993, she was nominated for the best children’s composition in the APRA awards for Tigers and won. She was nominated for Best Children's Album in the ARIA awards on 5 occasions: in 1994 for Monica’s Tea Party, in 1997 for Monica’s House, in 1999 for Monica’s Tea Party, and in 2001 for I Love the Zoo.

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