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Since 1901, Lauriston has educated generations of students and been an integral part of their formative years. The School has a proud history and fine traditions and the archives collection plays an important role in preserving and promoting its values heritage and culture.

Over the years the School has developed an impressive archival collection which dates back to its earliest years. A professional archivist manages and conserves the collection which includes paper records, photographs, uniforms, memorabilia, samples of student work and film.

The School is keen to increase the Archives collection and is currently seeking the following items:


Uniform: winter uniform (any vintage); summer uniform (pre1970s); school shirts and pullovers (any vintage); school hats (pre1970s); school bags and backpacks (any vintage); sports uniforms and sports equipment (pre1970s).

Student work: essays; projects; exam papers; workbooks; artwork; craftwork.

Miscellaneous items: school crockery and badged goods; Howquerian magazine; school camp memorabilia; films and videos of school events (school camps, sports days etc); photographs of school groups, particularly from the 1960s and 1970s; prize books, certificates and trophies; costumes worn in school plays or musicals; boarding house memorabilia and photos; photos of staff members.

If you are able to assist in any way, please contact Lauriston’s Archivist, Dr Jenny Bars, on 9864 7579 or Items can also be left at the main Reception desk (enter from Huntingtower Road).