Presbyterian Ladies' College (PLC), Sydney

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Forma autorizada del nombre

Presbyterian Ladies' College (PLC), Sydney

Forma(s) paralela(s) de nombre

Otra(s) forma(s) de nombre

  • PLC Sydney


  • Educational

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Dirección (calle)

Meta Street, Croydon




New South Wales

Nombre del país

Código postal



02 9704 5748


Correo electrónico


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PLC Sydney was founded in 1888 as a day and boarding school for girls and now caters for students from pre-Kindergarten to Year 12. It is associated with the Presbyterian Church of Australia in New South Wales.

When the college opened, it was the first school in New South Wales to be established by the Presbyterian Church. The College’s first classes began at Fernlea, a ‘gentleman’s residence’ in Ashfield.

In 1891, the college moved to Shubra Hall in Croydon. The now iconic hall was once the home of Anthony Hordern III, of the Hordern department store dynasty.

During the Depression and World War II years, growth slowed and the college moved to temporary premises in Strathfield so that a RAAF radar unit could operate from the Croydon campus. In 1946 the college returned to the Croydon campus and enrolments increased. New facilities were built to ensure that a high level of instruction was maintained.

Contexto geográfico y cultural

Mandatos/Fuentes de autoridad

Estructura administrativa

Officer-in-charge: Archivist

Administración de registros y políticas de recolección

The Presbyterian Ladies’ College Sydney Archives collects, processes and preserves selected non-current records, memorabilia and artefacts that document the founding, organisation, administration, growth and development, and people associated with the College.



  • Documents from 1887 to the present (both hard copy and electronic versions)
  • Images (photographs and digital formats)
  • Audiovisuals (film, VHS, DVD and mp3 formats)
  • Items of school uniform,and objects.

The Archives is housed in the Hamilton Building, completed in 2017 and enjoys temperature and humidity control.

Instrumentos de descripción, guías y publicaciones

Articles about the school and its staff and students can be accessed from the website,, in the Archives Microsite.

Área de acceso

Horario de apertura

Direct research enquiries to the Archivist. Appointments can be arranged at a mutually convenient time.

Condiciones de acceso y requisitos

Some records have restricted access and written permission must be granted prior to using the records.


Área de servicios

Servicios para la investigación

Servicios de reproducción

Áreas públicas

Exhibition area: A display area is maintained in the Marden Heritage Centre.

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 25 April 2018




Notas de mantención

Puntos de acceso

Puntos de acceso

  • Educación (Thematic area)
  • Portapapeles

Contacto principal

Meta Street, Croydon
Sydney, New South Wales 2132