Melbourne Grammar School

Identity area

Identifier

daa/357

Authorized form of name

Melbourne Grammar School

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Educational

Contact area

 

School Archivist

Type

Address

Street address

Domain Road, South Yarra

Locality

Melbourne

Region

Victoria

Country name

Postal code

3141

Telephone

03 9865 7555

Fax

Note

Description area

History

Melbourne Grammar is an Anglican school founded in 1858 by the first Bishop of Melbourne, Charles Perry.

From Prep to Year 6, coeducational classes are provided at the Caulfield Junior School, Grimwade House. Year 7 and 8 boys attend Wadhurst, the Middle School based at St Kilda Road in South Yarra. Students in Years 9–12 learn at the adjoining Senior School. Year 7-12 students attend as both day students and boarders.

The Melbourne Grammar School Archives contains a unique collection of items that trace the history of the School from when it opened on the 7 April 1858 to today.

Archived items are stored in a purpose-built facility at our St Kilda Road campus.

We present some of these items in our Archives Gallery, generally in a thematic manner. These displays often depict some of the most significant events in the life of the School over the past 160+ years. Visitors are welcome but only with an appointment.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Officer-in-charge: School Archivist

Records management and collecting policies

Material illustrating history of school and achievements of former students.

We encourage those with materials that could contribute to our collection, such as documents or memorabilia, to contact us.

Buildings

Holdings

Material includes:

  • Photographic archives: House photos, sporting photos, Prefect group photos and records of special events from across the School’s history
  • Notables database: 150 biographies of Old Melburnians, documented as part of our Sesquicentenary in 2008
  • Old Melburnians War Services Database: A collection of biographical information on Old Melburnians who served during the First World War, includes links for further research.

These can be accessed online: see https://mgs.vic.edu.au/about/our-history/school-archives

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Open by appointment only.
Closed in school holidays.

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reference assistance available by mail and telephone.

Reproduction services

Copying services for books and journals available.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

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Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Domain Road, South Yarra
Melbourne, Victoria 3141