Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak, Melbourne

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak, Melbourne

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name


  • Educational

Contact area


Heritage Collection and Records Manager



Street address

10 Mandeville Crescent, Toorak





Country name

Postal code



03 9823 8100, or direct 03 9823 8157




Description area


Loreto Toorak is an independent Catholic school for girls from Preparatory through to Year 12. The school is one of many around the world directed by the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM), also known as the Loreto Sisters.

The Institute had spread rapidly throughout mainland Australia from 1875, when Catholic primary and secondary schools were established in Ballarat. In 1924, Loreto Toorak was established. It is one of seven Loreto Schools in Australia.

The Loreto Toorak Heritage Collection documents the tradition and history of the School and serves as its long-term memory. The collection encourages quality planning and decision-making by providing access to past experience, expertise and knowledge, as well as providing a historical perspective.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak is an Australian Public Company, Limited by Guarantee and governed by a School Board. For further details, see https://www.loretotoorak.vic.edu.au/our-school/governance

Administrative structure

Officer in charge: Heritage Collection and Records Manager

Records management and collecting policies

Material relating to Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak and its community.

The Heritage Collection continually grows thanks to the donations of staff and students (both past and present), and the acquisition of the school’s day-to-day records. Photographs, blazers, hats, badges and copies of the school magazine are just some of the precious items that have been donated in recent years.

Please contact the Heritage Collection and Records Manager if you wish to donate an item to the heritage collection or loan material for copying.




  • General photographs including class photos
  • Textiles including blazers, hats etc
  • School magazines
  • School newsletters and other publications
  • Student records (files)
  • Class rolls
  • Principal's correspondence
  • Audiovisual material including films and videos

Quantity: 100 shelf metres.

References: A Mosaic of Memories, Loreto Mandeville Hall 1924-1999

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Open by appointment.

Access conditions and requirements

Advance notice of visit is preferable. All records are closed until they are requested at which time an assessment will be made of their availability.


Services area

Research services

General reference assistance available.

Reproduction services

Copying services for books, journals, original records to A3, photographs, newspapers, maps and plans.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 3 April 2019




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Religion (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

10 Mandeville Crescent, Toorak
Melbourne, Victoria 3142