Cranbrook School, Sydney

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Cranbrook School, Sydney

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name


  • Educational

Contact area


School Archivist



Street address

Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill




New South Wales

Country name

Postal code



02 9327 9475



Description area


Cranbrook is an Anglican independent day and boarding school for boys, from Pre-school to Year 12.

The school was established on 22 July 1918 in Bellevue Hill on the shores of Sydney Harbour. It was to be a school in the Anglican tradition whose mission would be to provide the best possible education for each boy entrusted to its care.

The Cranbrook School Archives was established in 1974 and has been staffed by a professional Archivist since 1987. Its mission is to ensure the preservation in perpetuity of those official and unofficial records and artefacts appraised to be of permanent value and significance to the continuing history, heritage and management of Cranbrook School. The Archives acts as the corporate memory of Cranbrook School and is an integral part of the School fabric.

These records and artefacts are made available for use on behalf of past, present and future generations and are used to support and enhance current decision-making. The School is committed to making accessible its history, heritage and culture to members of the School community and public.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Officer-in-charge: School Archivist

Records management and collecting policies

The Cranbrook School Archives acquires significant records created by the school body, and those associations closely affiliated.



The Archives includes the in-house records of the School of permanent value and the Heritage Collection of movable objects of cultural heritage significance to the School. The collection includes photographs, items of uniform, school registers, the school magazine, other school publications, prize lists, architectural plans and oral history recordings, specific examples include:

  • Cranbrookian Editorial Committee: Publications - The Cranbrookian, 1920- present (5m)
  • School Council: Minutes of council meetings, 1917- present (1m)
  • School plans, 1920s- present
  • Annual reports and balance sheets, 1921- present (0.2m)
  • Headmaster - M Bishop: Bishop papers, 1963-1980.

Quantity: 100m.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Open Monday to Friday by appointment.
Closed public holidays and independent school holidays.

Access conditions and requirements

Advance notice of visit required. Proof of identity required. Researchers should have bona fide interest in the school or be a member of the school community. Enquiries regarding access to the Archives should be made to the Archivist.


Services area

Research services

General reference assistance available.

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

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Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill
Sydney, New South Wales 2023