St Catherine's School, Waverley, New South Wales

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St Catherine's School, Waverley, New South Wales

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  • Educational

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The Archivist, Mrs Evangeline Galettis OAM




Albion Street, Waverley




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02 8305 6259





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St Catherine's is the oldest independent Anglican girls' school in Australia, founded in 1856 by Jane Sophia Barker, the wife of Bishop Frederick Barker, to provide an education for the daughters of clergy (it was also known as the Clergy Daughters' School). Mrs Barker decided to call the school St Catherine's after Catherine of Alexandria, the patron saint of scholars.

The School Archives were established in 1988.

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Estrutura administrativa

Políticas de captura e gestão de documentos


The buildings on the site range in date from 1859 to 2011. Alex Tzannes designed the Jo Karaolis Sports Centre and part of the Junior School.

Acervos documentais

Holdings include:

  • past student files and memorabilia;
  • past staff files and memorabilia, including records from headmistresses and other school executive members;
  • staff administration and academic departments' records;
  • house and inter-school sports records and other inter-school competitions;
  • records of music activities, such as concerts and performances;
  • school publications;
  • school council records;
  • school community groups' records, such as Parent and Friends, Old Girls Union;
  • building records, such as architectural plans, construction and maintenance;
  • compiled records such as log books, past exhibition material, photograph albums, and audio and audiovisual material;
  • heritage items such as furniture and rare books;
  • Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA) and The Association of Heads of Independent Girls' Schools (AHIGSA) resources;
  • school/student societies and organisation, including House records.

The school holds collections of memorabilia regarding Old Girls such as Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Eirene Mort (artist), and Una Fielding (Scientist).

The Archives are stored in five repositories on site, which house 44 compactus bays with additional shelf storage.

Instrumentos de pesquisa, guias e publicações

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Horário de funcionamento

Museum opening times - Monday to Thursday 9am-3pm, by appointment only.
Contact the Archivist for any other research requests -

Condição de acesso e uso

Direct enquiries about access to the Archivist.


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Serviços de pesquisa

Direct enquiries to the Archivist.

Serviços de reprodução

Direct enquiries to the Archivist.

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Datas de criação, revisão ou eliminação

Revised 13 April 2018

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  • Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
  • Built Environment (Thematic area)
  • Educação (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Passatempos / Lazer / Desportos (Thematic area)
  • Religião (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
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Contacto principal

Albion Street, Waverley
Sydney 2024