Research Victoria's primary and secondary schools, text books and readers, past exams and results, curricula
When researching schools it is important to note that there are a number of places where records could be, including but not limited to State Library Victoria:
Search the online catalogue by the school's name.
Some examples of items we hold:
Their website states that:
'School records created by Government schools that are still operating today are most likely still with those schools. Generally speaking, PROV holds school records for Government schools that have been closed.
Unfortunately records for many schools that operated and closed during the 19th and early 20th Centuries do not appear to have survived.'
See PROV's website for details of their extensive education and school records.
Also see PROV's research guide - Private lives, public records: Navigating through Victorian government archives for family research - which features a section on researching school and education records.
As PROV's website notes, schools still operating will most likely still have historical records.
Records from a school that no longer exists may have also found their way into the local library, historical society or family history/genealogy group, sometimes even the local council.
The Library is closed from December 25 to January 3. From January 4 2021 we will be partially open to pre-booked and walk-up visitors and our Ask A Librarian service will resume for assistance with your research inquiries online and over the phone.