Sydney Grammar School

Zone d'identification



Forme autorisée du nom

Sydney Grammar School

Forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom

  • SGS
  • Grammar
  • Sydney Public Free Grammar School, 1825-1830
  • Sydney College, 1835-1850


  • Educational

Zone du contact



Adresse physique

College Street, Darlinghurst




New South Wales

Nom du pays

Code postal



02 9332 5800 / 02 9332 5833


02 9331 5164


Zone de description


The School Archives were established in 1981 to facilitate research into the School's history.

Sydney Grammar School is an independent secular school for boys and is one of the oldest schools in Australia. It teaches boys from pre-school to senior school.
Its ancestor, the Sydney Public Free Grammar School, opened in 1825. It was replaced Sydney College which commenced in 1835 in a new building in College Street - but it closed in 1850. Sydney Grammar School was founded by Act of Parliament in 1854 so that that the fledgling University of Sydney should have a 'nursery' to provide it with well prepared undergraduates.

The re-founded school's work commenced in 1857, in the College Street buildings and has remained here ever since. More recently, Preparatory Schools at St Ives and Paddington have been established, and the school takes boys each year from these two institutions.

Contexte géographique et culturel

Textes de référence

Structure administrative

Officer in charge: Archivist – Bridget Minatel

Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte

Material relevant to the School, its operations, environment and community including documents, memorabilia, photographs and publications.



Major holdings include:

  • Sydney College register, 1835-1850
  • SGS enrolment registers, 1857- present
  • Comprehensive photographic collection, c1870- present
  • Architectural drawings and plans, and building and restoration files
  • Correspondence, minutes and personal papers
  • Lists of SGS World War I servicemen and World War II casualties
  • List of SGS Australian sporting representatives
  • Speech Day reports, 1859- present
  • The Sydneian (school periodical), 1875-1970
  • School publications: Foundations / SGS Magazine (1989-present); SGS From its Earliest Days (1924); Grammar: A History of SGS 1819-1988 by Clifford Turney (1989); SGS Press Publications

Records of Edgecliff Preparatory School, c1911-1954 and Sydney Grammar Edgecliff Prep School Archives,1955- present

Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

Zone de l'accès

Heures d'ouverture

Open Monday to Friday 9am-4pm.
Reduced hours during school holidays.

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Two-three days’ advance notice of a visit is appreciated.
Records of a personal nature are subject to current Commonwealth privacy legislation restrictions.


Zone des services offerts

Services d'aide à la recherche

General reference assistance available.

Services de reproduction

Limited copying and scanning services available.

Espaces publics

Zone du contrôle

Identifiant de la description

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées


Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Revised 27 March 2018




Notes relatives à la mise à jour de la notice


Points d'accès

  • Built Environment (Thematic area)
  • Defence (Thematic area)
  • Éducation (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Presse-papier

Contact principal

College Street, Darlinghurst
Sydney, New South Wales 2010