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The Melbourne Grammar School Archives contains a unique collection of items that trace the history of the School from when it opened on the 7 April 1858 to the thriving community it is today.

Archived items are stored in a purpose-built facility at our St Kilda Road campus.

We present some of these items in our Archives Gallery, generally in a thematic manner. These displays often depict some of the most significant events in the life of the School over the past 160+ years. Visitors are welcome but only with an appointment.

Access the Melbourne Grammar School Archives

Researchers are welcome to access our on-site archive, which contains an expanding collection of items that trace the history of the school. These include:

  • Photographic archives: House photos, sporting photos, Prefect group photos and records of special events from across the School’s history can be accessed here.
  • Notables database: 150 biographies of Old Melburnians, documented as part of our Sesquicentenary in 2008 can be accessed here
  • Old Melburnians War Services Database: A collection of biographical information on Old Melburnians who served during the First World War, includes links for further research, can be accessed here. Contact us if you would like to contribute information to this database about an Old Melburnian or a family member who served.

Visitors are welcome to make an appointment to view our displays. We also encourage those with materials that could contribute to our collection, such as documents or memorabilia, to contact us.

We also welcome enquiries from those researching the extensive history of the School.

Contact us

Luisa Moscato, School Archivist

[email protected]

+61 3 9865 7555