Presbyterian Ladies' College (PLC), Melbourne

Zone d'identification



Forme autorisée du nom

Presbyterian Ladies' College (PLC), Melbourne

Forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom

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


  • Educational

Zone du contact


PLC Melbourne Archivist



Adresse physique

141 Burwood Highway, Burwood





Nom du pays

Code postal



03 9808 5998



Zone de description


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.

Contexte géographique et culturel

Textes de référence

Structure administrative

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

Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte

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.

Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

  • 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.

Zone de l'accès

Heures d'ouverture

By appointment during the college school term.

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

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.

Zone des services offerts

Services d'aide à la recherche

Reference advice is available to visitors and via email.

Services de reproduction

Limited services may be available.

Espaces publics

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

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)
  • Family / Domestic Life (Thematic area)
  • Presse-papier

Contact principal

141 Burwood Highway, Burwood
Melbourne, Victoria 3125