She was friendly with members of the Government. She met Sir Edmund Hillary soon after he reached the summit of Mount Everest, and was possibly the only person in the world who could talk to both him and Sherpa Tensing in their own dialects.
Cathy Allan (a daughter of Grace's niece Alison) and her husband, Alan Tait, visited the Paljor Namgyal Girls' Senior Secondary School in April 2008, bringing some photos and a television clip concerning Grace, for a gathering of "old PNGites". Cathy plans to write a book about Grace.
Grace's missionary aunt
Grace's aunt Helen C (Nellie) MacGregor (c 1864-1936) was the first Presbyterian missionary to go from New Zealand to India.