Morongo Old Collegians' Association

Geelong Victoria

Morongo Presbyterian Girls' College, Geelong was a girl's private school, offering education from Kindergarten through to Year 12. It was originally established as 'Miss Harris' Newtown Ladies School', then 'Roslyn' situated on LaTrobe Terrace before it finally moved to Bell Post Hill in 1927 when it adopted the name 'Morongo'. The school closed in December 1994.

The collection contains items mostly housed at "Morongo House", which is part of Mossgiel Boarding House at The Geelong College in Newtown. The Geelong College are custodians of student academic records from Morongo. Any enquiries regarding these records should be initially directed to the Morongo Old Collegians' Assocation Archivist.

Opening Hours

By appointment only. Enquiries should be directed to the Morongo Old Collegians' Assocation Archivist - via email

susan howard (sue) 24 August 2013 6:44 PM

i went to morongo and left in1974 how do i join the old collegians association

Pami Green 15 March 2013 9:55 PM

I was a proud student at Morongo from '75 until '78. While I have beautiful memories of my years there, I can't really add much of interest. In the time I was there I believe scenes for the movie 'The Getting of Wisdom' were filmed there, and being a keen art student, I was shattered to hear that our beloved young art teacher was killed in a skiing accident. I was inspired to continue with my love of drawing, and combined with my nutured love of needlework, I'm now a freelance Patchwork Designer/Teacher. I owe this grounding to my dedicated teachers at Morongo.

glenn barry booth 29 November 2012 5:26 PM

i meet tina carnegie when i was 13 at gpac 1978 for a short glimse and then at a latter date on the school bus going to geelong college she was the most beautiful young blond girl i ever meet i was in love with her at an instant i told her this rejected me and was told she was going to morogo i never dated tina ever i still love those memorys of her i wish i had a photo can you help.

liz bekk 23 November 2011 8:26 PM

Hi I am a former Morongo student (was there until the end of year 19 19979) and would love to be invited to anyy reunions. Liz bell Eliza.bell62@gmail.com

carol 18 October 2011 11:48 AM

I have two tiny teacups with the school crest on them if you would liketo add them to your collection, please contact me

Candace McCall 17 September 2011 5:59 AM

I am a graduate of Morongo and wondered if there is a place with photos and names? I left in 1971






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Furniture

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

A dark wood chaise lounge with a rolled back and arms. Re-covered in a dramatic plum and magenta tapestry weave.

Significance

Purchased for 12 pounds from the Russell Family who owned a large grazing property between Geelong and Ballarat, by Miss Lucy Shaw. It was paid for by Miss Shaw and Miss Jean Rentoul. Miss Shaw paid for the re-covering which was organised by Mrs Isabel Dellar, Drama Teacher.

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Badge

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

2 circular cufflinks with coloured enamelled badge featuring the School Crest, consisting of royal blue circle, with white diagonal cross, with dark green background and golden lantern with white flame on top of cross, and a small silver chain and silver cross pin.

Historical information

These cufflinks were made for Margery Rix. Cufflinks were only made for individuals not available for general purchase.

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Planter Box

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

Blackwood planter box standing on four thin bowed legs.

Inscriptions & Markings

"PGC Morongo - Presented by the Old Girls Association 16-2-1927"

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Uniform Hatband

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

Dark blue silk hatband with gold embroidered School crest and green and gold stripe along the length.

Inscriptions & Markings

SInt Lucernae Ardentes

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Uniform Hatband

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

Dark blue hatband with gold embroidered School crest and green and gold stripe along the length

Inscriptions & Markings

Sint Lucernae Ardentes

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Uniform Hat

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

Grey felt hat with coloured School crest hatband

Inscriptions & Markings

Sint Lucernae Ardentes

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Wooden Honour Board

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

Historical information

A list of all Honorary Life Members of the Association

Inscriptions & Markings

Morongo Old Collegians Honorary Life Members 1929 - 2007

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Badge

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

Silver badge, round with four crown-shapes placed around edge. In the centre is featured a cross and a star with the inscription below around the edge of the circle.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Semier Fidelis"

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Book - Holy Bible

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

The Holy Bible contains the Old and New Testaments and is the authorised King James Version. It contains numerous maps showing 'The Ancient World, Canan, Journeys of Children of Israel, Ancienct Jerusalem, Herod's Temple, etc.' The front and back covers faced in wood from the olive tree.

Historical information

Also contains two cards: (1) with dried flowers from Jerusalem, and (2) from Bethlehem

Significance

Before it came to Morongo it was jused in Bethlehem, Nazareth and Titerus (Sea of Galilee).

Inscriptions & Markings

Presented to "Morongo" by Margaret L. Toyne, 16/11/63 in appreciation for my School Years. Bought for the School, used in Bathlehem, Nazareth, Titerus (Sea of Galilee).'

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Cutlery teaspoon

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

Silver teaspoon with patterned handle and School crest inside round-cornered square patterned top

Inscriptions & Markings

Sint Lucernae Ardentes

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Bookends

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

Carved wooden bookends with gumnuts and gum leaves surrounding the School Crest.

Inscriptions & Markings

Sint Lucernae Ardentes

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Badge

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

An all-silver round badge with a crown on top and a star in the centre on a crossbar with fine chain and pin attached. It has an extra circular wreath with a ribbon across and it attached by a small link. A fine safety chain and pin are attached.

Historical information

This badge was won by Mavis Pettitt in 1920.

Significance

Mavis was the first School Dux at the re-named 'Roslyn'.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Dux 1920" and "Semier Fidelis"

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Portrait - Miss Lucy Shaw

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

Large rectangular coloured oil painting encased in a guild-edged frame

Historical information

This portrait was commissioned by Margaret Oddie, a Morongo Old Collegian.

Significance

This is a portrait of Morongo GIrls College's second Principal (1942-1970)

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription on the bottom: "Miss Lucy Shaw MBE BA MACE Principal 1942-1970

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Hall Table

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

Rectangular hall table engraved with School Crest with "Carbiol" legs

Inscriptions & Markings

"Sing Lucernae Ardentes"

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Badge

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

Round silver badge with diagonal cross across open backgorund with lantern in centre, with fine chain and safety clasp attached.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Sint Lucernae Ardentes" is written around the outer circle.

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Banner pennant

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

Tapered triangular navy blue felt pennant with gold screen-printed writing "Morongo" and coloured School crest, featuring royal blue circle, with white diagonal cross, with dark green background and golden lantern with white flame, on top of cross.

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Crockery teapot

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

White china teapot with School crest on side, gold around rim of teapot and a plain round handle. The lid is plain with a mushroom pointed top.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Sint Lucernae Ardentes" and "Morongo Presbyterian Girls Gollge Geelong"

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Uniform Hatband

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

Dark blue hatband with coloured embroidered School crest and green and gold stripe along the length

Inscriptions & Markings

Sint Lucernae Ardentes

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Badge

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

Enamelled blue oval Prefect's Badge with a white rectangular bar lengthways across with the word "Prefect" written in white on a gree bar. This is attached to a badge featuring the School Crest, consisting of royal blue circle, with white diagonal cross, with dark green background and golden lantern with white flame, on top of cross.

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Badge

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

Coloured Beret Badge featuring the School Crest, consisting of royal blue circle, with white diagonal cross, with dark green background and golden lantern with white flame on top of cross, with the word "Morongo" written on blue scroll at the base.

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Uniform Hat

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

Grey felt School hat with coloured hatband with school colours, blue, gold and green, worn from the late 1960s.

Inscriptions & Markings

Sint Lucernae Ardentes. Inside is written "Akubra" Finest Fur Felt".

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Gong

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

small bronze gong

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Badge

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

Coloured Beret Badge featuring the School Crest, consisting of royal blue circle, with white diagonal cross, with dark green background and golden lantern with white flame on top of cross, with the word "Morongo" written on blue scroll at the base.

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Cutlery

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

Silver teaspoon with rectangular spoon. Handle has decorative filagree and a coloured School crest is on the end

Inscriptions & Markings

Sint Lucernae Ardentes on the crest and "1970 Morongo Jubilee" on the spoon

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Badge

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

A round silver badge with four leaf-type attachments, with a cross in centre, sitting on a bar with coiled ends.

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Cufflink

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

One cufflink featuring coloured enamel School Crest attached to small silver chains and silver rod keeper.

Inscriptions & Markings

School crest featuring royal blue circle, with white diagonal cross, with dark green background and golden lantern with white flame on top of cross

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Portrait - Miss Gertrude Pratt

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

Retangular coloured oil painting

Historical information

Portrait of the first Principal of Morongo Girls College, Geelong

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription: "Miss Gertrude Pratt MA DipEd Principal 1920-1941"

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Wooden Shield

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

Wooden shield with a decorated edge in the shape of oak leaves

Inscriptions & Markings

The crest of The Geelong College is in the centre

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Uniform Hat

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

School hat - straw boater with multi-coloured school crest handband

Inscriptions & Markings

Sint Lucernae Ardentes

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Furniture

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

A high-back slatted wooden chair in a medium Oak coloured wood. Miss Jean Rentoul's School Chair.

Historical information

The chair's supplied for each student where used for seating of paretns at the School's Opening in 1920.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Jean Rentoul" nameplate on the back.

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