Melbourne High School Archives

Área de identidad



Forma autorizada del nombre

Melbourne High School Archives

Forma(s) paralela(s) de nombre

Otra(s) forma(s) de nombre

  • Melbourne High School Heritage Society


  • Educational

Área de contacto


Luke Savage



Dirección (calle)

Forrest Hill, South Yarra





Nombre del país

Código postal




Correo electrónico


Área de descripción


Melbourne High School commenced as the Melbourne Continuation School in Spring Street Melbourne in 1905. It was the first state secondary school in Victoria and was co-educational. It was renamed Melbourne High School in 1910. The boys moved to Forrest Hill, South Yarra in 1927 and the girls eventually moved to Albert Park and became MacRobertson Girls' High School.

The collection is mainly post-1927 but does have significant records relating to the 1905-1927 period. The collection does NOT include MacRobertson Girls' High School records.

Contexto geográfico y cultural

Originally located in Spring Street Melbourne (between Parliament and the Exhibition Buildings), with annexes at the Horticultural Hall and Lygon Street State School (now VicRoads, opposite the General Cemetery), the school moved to Forrest Hill South Yarra (beside the Yarra/Chapel Street).

The school moved to Camberwell High School and Tooronga Road State School for three years during World War II. The school has had a camp at Tecoma from the1920s to the 1980s and then at Millgrove.

Mandatos/Fuentes de autoridad

Victorian State School

Estructura administrativa

Luke Savage, Honorary Archivist and Dr Alan Gregory, School Historian.

Administración de registros y políticas de recolección

Anything related to the school, its students, staff, community and the local area.



Full student registers, most student reports, school publications (such as 'Ours' and 'Unicorn') as well as a large photographic collection, uniforms, badges and books.

The school archives are mainly those created by the school but relevant documents, photographs and memorabilia from former students and staff will be accepted.

Instrumentos de descripción, guías y publicaciones

We have a database of all former students and staff to the early 2000s, as well as the school magazines having been indexed for students through to the early 2000s.

Área de acceso

Horario de apertura

Open by appointment only, usually weekends.

Condiciones de acceso y requisitos


Enquiries are generally dealt with by email, due to limited times when the archives are open. Visits are possible by prior arrangement, though the room is up six flights of stairs, with no lift.

Área de servicios

Servicios para la investigación

Research into former students and staff of the school.

Servicios de reproducción

Áreas públicas

Área de control

Identificador de la descripción

Identificador de la institución

Reglas y/o convenciones usadas

Estado de elaboración

Nivel de detalle

Fechas de creación, revisión o eliminación

Revised 16 April 2018




Notas de mantención

Puntos de acceso

Puntos de acceso

  • Educación (Thematic area)
  • Portapapeles

Contacto principal

Forrest Hill, South Yarra
Melbourne, Victoria 3141