Sydney Boys High School

Área de identidad



Forma autorizada del nombre

Sydney Boys High School

Forma(s) paralela(s) de nombre

Otra(s) forma(s) de nombre


  • Educational

Área de contacto


Louise Graul



Dirección (calle)

Moore Park, Surry Hills




New South Wales

Nombre del país

Código postal



02 9662 9300


02 9662 9310

Correo electrónico


Área de descripción


Following Sir Henry Parkes' Education Act of 1880, the Government of the Colony of New South Wales decided to establish, under the control and administration of the Department of Public Instruction, a system of public high schools. The first of these were the two Sydney High Schools.

In 1883, the Boys School was officially opened in the Francis Greenway designed building constructed by convicts in Castlereagh Street, Sydney. The Boys School occupied the lower floor with its entrance in Castlereagh Street, while the Girls School had the upper floor and entered from Elizabeth Street.

The School has had three homes - Castlereagh Street, Mary Ann Street, Ultimo and Moore Park. Early in 1892 the boys moved to new premises in Mary Ann Street, Ultimo, the first building designed as a high school in any of the Australian colonies. In that year, too, the Old Boys Union was founded.

The present school was officially opened in 1928 now known as 'Moore Park'. The Girls School had moved to this location in 1921. Today at Sydney High, the original bear pits are silent reminders of its former role as a zoo.

Contexto geográfico y cultural

Mandatos/Fuentes de autoridad

Estructura administrativa

Sydney Boys High School is an academically selective high school conducted by the New South Wales Department of Education.

For a school organisation chart, see

Officer-in-charge of the Archives: Archivist
Accessioning, cataloguing and arranging new and existing items is a large and on-going process carried out by students and Old Boys, supported by an administrative assistant employed as Archivist for one day per week.

Administración de registros y políticas de recolección

History of Sydney Boys High School, its institutions, teachers and pupils. Limited collection on Moore Park Zoological Gardens.



The school has an extensive collection of archive documents and materials relating to the school.

In order to provide easier public access to parts of the collections:

Instrumentos de descripción, guías y publicaciones

Área de acceso

Horario de apertura

Open school hours during term only.

Condiciones de acceso y requisitos

Researchers may, subject to privacy protections, inspect the school's archival collections by appointment. To make an appointment to view the collections or to volunteer your time toward the various archives projects, then contact the school's Archivist, through the school administrative office.


Área de servicios

Servicios para la investigación

Servicios de reproducción

Photocopies to A3 size.

Áreas públicas

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 20 April 2018




Notas de mantención

Puntos de acceso

Puntos de acceso

  • Educación (Thematic area)
  • Recreación / Ocio / Deporte (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Portapapeles

Contacto principal

Moore Park, Surry Hills
Sydney, New South Wales 2010