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

Zone d'identification



Forme autorisée du nom

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

Forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom

  • The King's School Archives


  • Educational

Zone du contact


Jenny Pearce



Adresse physique

87-129 Pennant Hills Road, North Parramatta




New South Wales

Nom du pays

Code postal



02 9683 8453




Zone de description


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.

Contexte géographique et culturel

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

Textes de référence

The Council of The King's School.

Structure administrative

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

Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte

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.

Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

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

Zone de l'accès

Heures d'ouverture

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

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

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.

Zone des services offerts

Services d'aide à la recherche

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

Services de reproduction

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 21 April 2018




Notes relatives à la mise à jour de la notice


Points d'accès

  • Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
  • Defence (Thematic area)
  • Éducation (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Loisirs et sports (Thematic area)
  • Religion (Thematic area)
  • Presse-papier

Contact principal

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