Historical information

Many schools produced magazines. PLC published Patchwork, MLC The Bluebell, and Queens College MAG (Mainly About Girls).
Although Queens claimed to be the first school in Ballarat to produce a magazine, Grenville College published The Gnarr Gnat around 1885, and Loreto wrote, edited and printed Eucalyptus Blossoms around 1883.


The school magazine began in 1905. The early copies are significant for the information they contain such as names, staff, and social attitudes.

Physical description

Mainly About Girls (MAG) Queens' School Magazine October 1905. Handwritten magazine in purple duplicated ink, then laminated, double sided pages. Covers intact and printed on outside of front cover.

Inscriptions & markings

Front cover, before lamination, bottom, in pencil, "Done by Miss Lord (teacher)"
pages 4 & 5 contain some "over-writing" in black ink - to improve legibility?
page 5 before lamination in pencil "Written and illustrated by Miss Ord"
page 10, bottom, in pencil "by Miss Ord"