Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • BCGS Archives
  • Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School Archives, Western Australia


  • Educational

Contact area


Ros Malone



Street address

5 Allen Road




Western Australia

Country name

Postal code



08 9722 6145



Description area


Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School (BCGS) is a co-educational independent school associated with the Anglican Church in Australia and the Anglican Diocese of Bunbury. The School caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 12, also encompassing boarding facilities and pre-school education and services including Early Childhood.

The School was officially opened on 8 February 1972 and the Archives was established from 1997 after the appointment of a dedicated School Archivist.

Geographical and cultural context

Gelorup is a semi rural location within minutes south of Bunbury, Western Australia's second largest city. The area includes rural and regional agriculture and primary industry.

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Archives policy covers the collection of both school history and evidential archival holdings including student records, a photographic record, governance and administration, and published material.


Facilities - a purpose-built archival storage space and large work room, and a reading and research room currently used by an alternative school area.


School publications, the Bonifacian and the Grammarian, school history publications, student, staff, governance and administrative records, photographic and audio-visual, oral history, uniforms and textiles, maps and plans and art works.
The Archives also collects objects such as trophies, awards, pennants and objects, including spiritually significant objects.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Digital holdings online (see website).
Digital Finding Aid for Foundation materials.

Access area

Opening times

Open by appointment. Contact the archivist.

Access conditions and requirements

Apply to the Archivist.
Advance notice of visit for the purpose of research is required.
Access to personal and evidential records is restricted.
Identification is required for access to personal records.


Services area

Research services

Apply to the Archivist.
Research on publications holdings and school history available on application.

Reproduction services

Photocopy, digitised copy and photographic reproduction services available.

Public areas

Archives display area and foyer.

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 15 July 2020




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Environment (Thematic area)
  • Family / Domestic Life (Thematic area)
  • Out of Home Care (Thematic area)
  • Religion (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

5 Allen Road
Bunbury, Western Australia 6230