Julia Wallace’s service and dedication to the Manawatu earned her much admiration and respect. From 1948-1970, she served a cherished 22 years as Principal of Palmerston North Girl’s High School. Julia’s commitment not only included education – she was the first woman to become a city councillor.
Julia was involved in many other organisations including Crippled Children Society, Manawatu Museum Society, and the Royal Lifesaving Society. Her efforts were recognised when she received an OBE in 1968 and she was awarded a Massey University Medal for being ‘one of the regions most distinguished citizens.’