Scotch College Inc, Perth, Western Australia

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Authorized form of name

Scotch College Inc, Perth, Western Australia

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  • Educational

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Street address

76 Shenton Road, Swanbourne




Western Australia

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Postal code



08 9383 6888



Description area


Scotch College is an Independent School for Boys, situated in the western suburbs of Perth. The College was founded in 1897 and has a proud history as a school of the Presbyterian Church, and since 1977, the Uniting Church of Australia. Currently there are approximately 1500 boys enrolled across Kindergarten to Year 12.

In 1896, the Revd D Ross proposed to the Perth Presbytery of Western Australia that a Scotch College be established. The school was officially opened in February 1897 in Beaufort Street, Perth with an initial roll of 28 pupils.

For further history, see

The College Archives serves as the final repository for the historical records of Scotch College, working to preserve the history and tradition of the school.

Geographical and cultural context

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Administrative structure

Officer in charge: Archivist

Records management and collecting policies

Documentary and photographic records and memorabilia of archival and general interest value, relating to Scotch College and its staff, students and past students.



  • Complete set of school publications including the Clan (bi-annually) and the Reporter (annually) which you can attain digitally (see website) as well as being available to the public in the Battye Library, Perth
  • Provisional Council, Board papers and Head of School records
  • School attendance register
  • Staff and student records
  • A collection of books specific to the military history of past students and Western Australian local history
  • Honour boards, achievement awards, trophies and memorabilia
  • Uniform paraphernalia and textiles including caps, boaters, blazers, cadet uniforms, kilts and costumes from college productions
  • Oral history recordings
  • Photographs, slides, movies, audiotapes and videotapes
  • Maps, drawings and paintings.

Finding aids, guides and publications

The comprehensive 'A History of Scotch College Building a Tradition' by Jenny Gregory, published in 1996 is available for purchase.

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Opening times

Open Monday or Wednesday 9.30am–5pm.

Access conditions and requirements

Visits by advance arrangement only.


Services area

Research services

The Archival Collection may be explored in our online catalogue. The catalogue includes all copies of the Clan (Bi-Annually) and the Reporter (Annually). Research enquiries can be made with the College Archivist by email.

The Archivist conducts tours by appointment showing certain parts of the collection. A display and reading room is provided for viewing.

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Access Points

  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Religion (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

76 Shenton Road, Swanbourne
Perth, Western Australia 6050