Ruyton Girls' School, Melbourne

Identity area

Identifier

daa/531

Authorized form of name

Ruyton Girls' School, Melbourne

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Educational

Contact area

 

School Archivist

Type

Address

Street address

12 Selbourne Road, Kew

Locality

Melbourne

Region

Victoria

Country name

Postal code

3101

Telephone

03 9819 2422

Fax

03 9818 4790

Note

Description area

History

Ruyton Girls' School was established by Mrs Charlotte Anderson in her Kew home in Melbourne in 1878. The school grew quickly, and moved to two other sites in the district before finding a purpose-built home in A'Beckett St, Kew between 1888 and1919. In 1920, Ruyton moved to its current home, Henty House (built in 1872 ) in Selbourne Road, under then Principal, Miss Hilda Daniell.

Ruyton has always been a self-sufficient school, surviving difficulties that saw the demise of many similar schools that existed more than a century ago. Ruyton has remained free of church and state control, and continues to celebrate its heritage and proud reputation as one of Melbourne's oldest independent girls' schools. It caters for students from early learning through to senior years.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Records and artefacts relating to the foundation, development and activities of the school since its foundation in 1878.

Buildings

Holdings


  • Enrolment book, 1888-1972
  • Prospectuses, 1885- present
  • Photographs, 1882- present
  • Ruyton Board minutes, 1930- present
  • "The Ruytonian" annual magazine, 1909- present
  • "Ruyton Reporter" magazine, 1992- present
  • Artefacts, eg uniforms, badges, trophies.

Finding aids, guides and publications


  • Daniell, Hilda. "History of Ruyton 1878–1956", Ramsay, Ware Publishing, 1956.
  • Theobald, Marjorie. "Ruyton Remembers 1878–1978", Hawthorn Press, 1978.

Access area

Opening times

Open by appointment Tuesdays and Thursdays during school terms.

Access conditions and requirements

No access restrictions on Ruyton publications or School memorabilia. Access restrictions are placed on non-published material which includes any personal information of private individuals. Contact the School Archivist for more information.

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

General reference service available. Research enquiries are welcome.

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 30 March 2018

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Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

12 Selbourne Road, Kew
Melbourne, Victoria 3101