5th November 1885 – 30th January 1886
Miss M.D. Farquharson’s tenure as Matron was brief. She commenced on 5th November 1885 and resigned barely two months later, in January 1886. Her appointment was distinguished, in that it was made by the Governor and Executive Council, whereas, Mrs Meyler had been appointed by the Board of Advice. The position was now officially ranked and all succeeding matrons would be so appointed.