Sydney Girls' High School is the oldest state girls' school in New South Wales.
It was established under the Education Act of 1880. In 1883, the Sydney Girls' and Boys' High Schools were opened in the Francis Greenway designed building in Elizabeth/ Castlereagh Streets. The Girls' School had the upper floor and entered from Elizabeth Street while the Boys' School occupied the lower floor with its entrance in Castlereagh Street.
In 1892 the boys moved to Ultimo and the girls had the building to themselves. Then in 1921 the Girls' School moved to its current location at Moore Park. For further information about the history of the school, see http://www.sghs.nsw.edu.au/About_Us/History.html
The Historic Resource Centre was set up by the Old Girls' Union in the school's centenary year in 1983. It is run entirely by volunteers from the Old Girls' Union. The union itself had been established in 1898. (See http://www.sghs.nsw.edu.au/Community/Old%20Girls.html)
Geografische en culturele context
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Sydney Girls' High School is a high school conducted by the New South Wales Department of Education.
Records management and collecting policies
Memorabilia and information relating to the school and its pupils past and present. Records of the many famous women who have attended this school including early women graduates.
Repository for the records of the Sydney Girls' High School Old Girls' Union:
Admission registers for the school from 1883 up to six years ago.
Full run of school magazine "The Chronicle" from 1906 to present.
School photographs and information about past students.
Toegangen, gidsen en publicaties
Open most Wednesdays during term.
Raadpleegvoorwaarden en -eisen
Contact by email or in writing to make an appointment to attend the Historical Resources Centre.
The Historical Resources Centre is located in the library on level 1. There is no lift access.
Reference assistance available. All enquiries to be in writing by mail or email. Research in person by appointment only.
Copying services available for books, journals, photographs and newspapers.
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Revised 17 April 2018
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Corner of Anzac Parade and Cleveland Street, Surry Hills
Postal address: PO Box 44 Surry Hills NSW 2010 Sydney, New South Wales 2010