Melbourne High School Archives

Zone d'identification



Forme autorisée du nom

Melbourne High School Archives

Forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom

  • Melbourne High School Heritage Society


  • Educational

Zone du contact


Luke Savage



Adresse physique

Forrest Hill, South Yarra





Nom du pays

Code postal





Zone de description


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.

Contexte géographique et culturel

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.

Textes de référence

Victorian State School

Structure administrative

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

Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte

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.

Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

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.

Zone de l'accès

Heures d'ouverture

Open by appointment only, usually weekends.

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation


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.

Zone des services offerts

Services d'aide à la recherche

Research into former students and staff of the school.

Services de reproduction

Espaces publics

Zone du contrôle

Identifiant de la description

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées


Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Revised 16 April 2018




Notes relatives à la mise à jour de la notice


Points d'accès

  • Éducation (Thematic area)
  • Presse-papier

Contact principal

Forrest Hill, South Yarra
Melbourne, Victoria 3141