Presbyterian Ladies' College (PLC), Sydney

Zone d'identification



Forme autorisée du nom

Presbyterian Ladies' College (PLC), Sydney

Forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom

  • PLC Sydney


  • Educational

Zone du contact





Adresse physique

Meta Street, Croydon




New South Wales

Nom du pays

Code postal



02 9704 5748



Zone de description


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.

Contexte géographique et culturel

Textes de référence

Structure administrative

Officer-in-charge: Archivist

Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte

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.

Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

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

Zone de l'accès

Heures d'ouverture

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

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

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


Zone des services offerts

Services d'aide à la recherche

Services de reproduction

Espaces publics

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

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 25 April 2018




Notes relatives à la mise à jour de la notice


Points d'accès

  • Éducation (Thematic area)
  • Presse-papier

Contact principal

Meta Street, Croydon
Sydney, New South Wales 2132