Melbourne Girls Grammar School Archives

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Melbourne Girls Grammar School Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • MGGS Archives


  • Educational

Contact area





Street address

86 Anderson Street South Yarra





Country name

Postal code



03 9862 9200



Description area


Melbourne Girls' Grammar, is an independent, Anglican, day and boarding school for girls, located in South Yarra, an inner city suburb of Melbourne. It delivers education for girls from Early Learning to Year 12 for more than 125 years.

It was originally established as an academic school for girls in 1893. In 1898 the Registrar of the Melbourne Church of England Diocese, purchased the school and in 1903 the school became the first Anglican school for girls in Victoria, known simply as the Church of England Girls Grammar School.

The Melbourne Girls Grammar Archives was first established in 1998 to ensure the collection, retention and preservation of the school’s tangible and intangible history.

The Archives provides access to the extensive historical holdings of the school to students, staff and to the wider community, for research and general historical interest. Melbourne Girls Grammar, through its former students and staff, has made a significant contribution to girls’ education, and to the cultural capital of Victorian and Australian society.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Officer-in-charge: Archivist

Records management and collecting policies

Records relating to staff, students and the general administration and everyday life of Melbourne Girls Grammar School since 1893.



The Archives contains an indexed collection of documents, photographs and memorabilia which includes material relating to, inter alia:

  • Student and staff records
  • Business records
  • Records and information on past principals
  • School magazines and student publications
  • Student work
  • Curriculum
  • School committees and administration
  • General historical information
  • Buildings
  • Photographs of staff, students, buildings and events
  • Uniforms and general memorabilia.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Open by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-4pm.
Archives are closed during school holidays.

Access conditions and requirements

If you wish to undertake research using school records, please fill in and print the forms:

  • Application for Access to Archival Collection
  • Archives Rules for Access and Use

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Services area

Research services

Reference assistance available by email, mail and telephone.

Reproduction services

Copying services available for most records. Photographic reproduction can be arranged.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

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)
  • Built Environment (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

86 Anderson Street South Yarra
Melbourne, Victoria 3141