The King's School Robert Robertson Museum and Archives, Sydney

Identity area



Authorized form of name

The King's School Robert Robertson Museum and Archives, Sydney

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • The King's School Archives


  • Educational

Contact area


Jenny Pearce



Street address

87-129 Pennant Hills Road, North Parramatta




New South Wales

Country name

Postal code



02 9683 8453




Description area


Founded in 1831 by Bishop Broughton, The King's School opened on 13 February 1832 in rented premises, now known as Harrisford, George Street, Parramatta. The School moved to O'Connell Street in 1836, and then to its present site at "Gown Brae" during 1955-1968.

The Museum Collection began under the auspices of Master Mr Coombes during the 1880s. In 1907 Mr Corr opened the first School Museum and actively collected "Curiosities" and School based items.

The current facility was built in 1974 and named after long-term Master and Registrar, Mr Robert Robertson (at the school from 1922 to1971), who in a part-time capacity collected what has become the basis of the Archive Collection.

Geographical and cultural context

An Independent Boys' School within the Anglican Tradition, founded in Parrammatta.

Mandates/Sources of authority

The Council of The King's School.

Administrative structure

The Museum and Archives work within the Development Office of The King's School.

Records management and collecting policies

Established to collect records, memorabilia, oral histories and objects that reflect the history of the School within it's community.



Records pertaining to the administration of the School and entities within the School such as Cadets, and the Old Boys' Union.

Memorabilia relating to individual's school careers, photographs, objects, ephemera, diaries, art works and sporting records, including some AAGPS (Athletic Association of Great Public Schools of NSW) records.

Finding aids, guides and publications

  • The School Magazine, 1887- present.
  • The King's School Register, 1831-2015.

Access area

Opening times

Open Monday to Friday 8am-4pm, including most school holidays by appointment.

Access conditions and requirements

Requests for research by email or phone. To visit, an appointment should be made beforehand with request for information in writing.


Parking adjacent to building.

Services area

Research services

Desk available for research and access to photocopier can be arranged.

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 21 April 2018




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
  • Defence (Thematic area)
  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Recreation / Leisure / Sports (Thematic area)
  • Religion (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

87-129 Pennant Hills Road, North Parramatta
Sydney, New South Wales 2124