The Women's College within the University of Sydney

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The Women's College within the University of Sydney

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Outra(s) forma(s) do nome

  • Women's College, Sydney University


  • Educational
  • Universidade

Zona de contacto






15 Carillion Avenue, Newtown




New South Wales

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Código Postal



02 9517 5016



área de descrição


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.

contexto cultural e geográfico

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

Mandatos/Fontes de autoridade

estrutura administrativa

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

Políticas de gestão e entrada de documentos

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


Acervos documentais

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.

Instrumentos de pesquisa, guias e publicações

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

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horário de funcionamento

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

Condição de acesso e uso

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


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serviços de pesquisa

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Áreas públicas

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Nível de detalhe

Datas de criação, revisão ou eliminação

Revised 19 April 2018

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Notas de manutenção

Pontos de acesso

Pontos de acesso

  • Educação (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Área de transferência

Contacto principal

15 Carillion Avenue, Newtown
Sydney, New South Wales 2042