Presbyterian Ladies' College (PLC), Melbourne

Área de identidad



Forma autorizada del nombre

Presbyterian Ladies' College (PLC), Melbourne

Forma(s) paralela(s) de nombre

Otra(s) forma(s) de nombre

  • Formerly PLC East Melbourne
  • PLC Burwood
  • PLC Melbourne
  • Presbyterian Ladies College


  • Educational

Área de contacto


PLC Melbourne Archivist



Dirección (calle)

141 Burwood Highway, Burwood





Nombre del país

Código postal



03 9808 5998


Correo electrónico


Área de descripción


PLC Melbourne is a Christian College, associated with the Presbyterian Church.

Established opposite the Fitzroy Gardens, East Melbourne in 1875, the college is one of the oldest schools for girls still in existence in Australia. The college fully relocated to the Melbourne suburb of Burwood in 1958.

The Archive was established in 1975 to retain and preserve the history of the college's pioneering and enduring contribution to the education of women and to raising the status of women within the Australian and international community. Eminent Old Collegians and former staff include Vida Goldstein, Henry Handel Richardson, Dame Nellie Melba, Violet Teague and Walter Withers.

Contexto geográfico y cultural

Mandatos/Fuentes de autoridad

Estructura administrativa

PLC Melbourne is a Christian independent girls' school catering for girls from Early Learning Centre to senior years.

Administración de registros y políticas de recolección

The PLC Archive fosters and promotes an understanding and appreciation of the history of the college to enrich and inform the life of current staff and students and its wider community. The collections play an active role in education, formal and informal, through promoting first-hand engagement with primary sources.

An exhibition, teaching and reference space, the PLC Melbourne Heritage Centre, is provided for students, staff and researchers who seek to understand and interpret the collection.



The PLC Melbourne Archive acquires those records, furniture, art, photographs, diaries, albums, trophies, minute books, curriculum samples, oral histories, memories etc, relating or referring to the college that exemplify conditions of education experienced by its students, staff, Alumni and the broader college community.

The college, and its wider, community is encouraged to donate relevant material.

Instrumentos de descripción, guías y publicaciones

  • Patchwork magazines, 1876- present.
  • Reid, M O, The ladies came to stay, 1961.
  • Fitzpatrick, Kathleen, PLC Melbourne: the first century 1875-1975, 1975.
  • Grant, Lesley (compiler), PLC Pictorial history 1875-2005, 2005.

Área de acceso

Horario de apertura

By appointment during the college school term.

Condiciones de acceso y requisitos

Appointments must be arranged and confirmed with the Archivist.

Access to all archival material and services is to be fully acknowledged by the researcher in all research, display and publication.


Details will be provided on confirmation of appointment.

Área de servicios

Servicios para la investigación

Reference advice is available to visitors and via email.

Servicios de reproducción

Limited services may be available.

Áreas públicas

Visitors must apply to arrange a time to visit the PLC Melbourne Heritage Centre and / or PLC Melbourne Archive.

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)
  • Family / Domestic Life (Thematic area)
  • Portapapeles

Contacto principal

141 Burwood Highway, Burwood
Melbourne, Victoria 3125