The Women's College within the University of Sydney

Zone d'identification



Forme autorisée du nom

The Women's College within the University of Sydney

Forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom

  • Women's College, Sydney University


  • Educational
  • Universitaire

Zone du contact





Adresse physique

15 Carillion Avenue, Newtown




New South Wales

Nom du pays

Code postal



02 9517 5016



Zone de description


The Women’s College opened with four students in March 1892, eleven years after the Senate of the University of Sydney had resolved to admit women on an equal basis to men.

Unlike many of their contemporaries overseas (including the women of Oxford and Cambridge) who were allowed to study but not granted degrees, Australian women would graduate with the same qualifications as men.

The College’s first home was a rented house in Glebe. It moved to its own building within the University grounds in May 1894. Designed by the architectural firm of Sulman and Power, the College’s first permanent home still forms the heart of the present building complex and is heritage listed.

The College now accommodates 250 women undergraduates and 30 postgraduates.

Contexte géographique et culturel

The College operates within the boundaries of the University of Sydney.

Textes de référence

Structure administrative

The Archivist reports to the College Vice Principal. All access to the collection is by permission of the Vice Principal.

Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte

The history of The Women's College, its staff and students including their biographical details and careers.



The College Archives are located in the Vere Hole Resource Centre. They cover the full range of the College’s history, from its establishment in 1892 up to the present day. They also hold the personal papers of several of the College’s principals, including Louisa MacDonald (founding Principal) and Doreen Langley (Principal 1957-1974). The Archives reflect the life and work of the College, its residents, and its staff.

Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

The archival collection is catalogued using Archive Manager software, and is only accessible by the Archivist.

Zone de l'accès

Heures d'ouverture

Open Wednesdays only 9.30am-3.30pm, by appointment.

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

All access to the collection is by permission of the Vice Principal.


Zone des services offerts

Services d'aide à la recherche

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 19 April 2018




Notes relatives à la mise à jour de la notice


Points d'accès

  • Éducation (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Presse-papier

Contact principal

15 Carillion Avenue, Newtown
Sydney, New South Wales 2042