Mary Pulling was born into an Anglican Church home in England and grew up steeped in the Anglican tradition. She gained her BA degree first class honours from the university of London in 1892.
After considerable teaching experience, Mary was invited to be the founding Headmistress of the Anglican Diocesan School for Girls, which opened in 1904. She held this position for 23 years retiring in 1926. From 1930 she led a reclusive life as an Anglican nun in Cambridge in the Waikato. Her legacy lives on at the school where there is a Mary Pulling House and a statue of Christ named in her honour. Mary Etheldred Pulling 1871-1951 is buried in Block B, Row 03, Plot 001C
Mary Etheldred PULLING
Block B, Row 03, Plot 001C