Pembroke School, Adelaide

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Pembroke School, Adelaide

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  • Educational

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School Archivist, Pembroke School, South Australia



Street address

342 The Parade, Kensington Park




South Australia

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Postal code



08 8366 6200



Description area


Pembroke School was established in 1974 through the amalgamation of Girton Girls' School and King's College, a school for boys.

The founding schools were small, neighbouring, independent schools of quality and have a combined history dating back to 1915.

Pembroke School is non-denominational and has a philosophy that is based on Christian principles.

Geographical and cultural context

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Administrative structure

Pembroke School consists of three campus locations for Junior School, Middle School and Senior School.

The School Archivist office is situated in Middle School, King's Campus.

Records management and collecting policies

Pembroke School Archives is responsible for the preservation of documents, photographs, textiles, objects and memorabilia connected with the history of Pembroke including our founding schools, Girton and King's College.



  • Complete set of school publications including those of founding schools
  • Historical records of past students, sporting honour boards, trophies
  • Textiles including uniforms from Pembroke, King's and Girton
  • Photographs
  • Videos, CDs and a collection of books.

Material dates from 1915 for Girton, 1924 for King's College and 1974 for Pembroke School.

Finding aids, guides and publications

  • Davis, J.R. (John Robert), Principles & Pragmatism Volume 1 - A history of Girton and King's College
  • Davis, J.R. (John Robert), Principles & Pragmatism Volume 2 - A history of Pembroke School, 1974-2010.

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Opening times

Open school office hours Mondays to Fridays, 8am-4.30pm during school terms and 8.30am-4pm during non-school terms.
Closed public holidays and throughout Christmas and New Year.

Access conditions and requirements

Advance notice is required and agreed access via School Archivist


Location and facilities are detailed on the website.

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Research services

Arrangements to access information for research purposes can be made through the School Archivist during opening times.

Reproduction services

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entered 22 April 2018




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Access Points

  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Recreation / Leisure / Sports (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

342 The Parade, Kensington Park
Adelaide, South Australia 5068