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.
Geografische en culturele context
An Independent Boys' School within the Anglican Tradition, founded in Parrammatta.
Mandaat/bronnen van bevoegdheid
The Council of The King's School.
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.
Toegangen, gidsen en publicaties
The School Magazine, 1887- present.
The King's School Register, 1831-2015.
Open Monday to Friday 8am-4pm, including most school holidays by appointment.
Raadpleegvoorwaarden en -eisen
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.
Desk available for research and access to photocopier can be arranged.
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Revised 21 April 2018
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87-129 Pennant Hills Road, North Parramatta Sydney, New South Wales 2124