Presbyterian Ladies' College (PLC), Melbourne

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Presbyterian Ladies' College (PLC), Melbourne

Forma(s) paralela(s) de nome

Outra(s) forma(s) do nome

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


  • Educational

Zona de contacto


PLC Melbourne Archivist




141 Burwood Highway, Burwood





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03 9808 5998



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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.

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estrutura administrativa

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

Políticas de gestão e entrada de documentos

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.


Acervos documentais

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 pesquisa, guias e publicações

  • 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.

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horário de funcionamento

By appointment during the college school term.

Condição de acesso e uso

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.

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serviços de pesquisa

Reference advice is available to visitors and via email.

serviços de reprodução

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.

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Datas de criação, revisão ou eliminação

Revised 18 May 2020

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Pontos de acesso

  • Educação (Thematic area)
  • Family / Domestic Life (Thematic area)
  • Área de transferência

Contacto principal

141 Burwood Highway, Burwood
Melbourne, Victoria 3125