Historical information

The former Convent of the Good Shepherd at Abbotsford includes ecclesiastical, residential, educational and utility buildings constructed during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries on a bend of the Yarra River. In 1975 the site was purchased by the Victorian Government as a higher education campus. A proposed redevelopment of the site in the late 1990s led to a community-based heritage battle which resulted in 2004 in the transfer of the convent site south of St Heliers Street to the Abbotsford Convent Foundation for community use. (Source: Heritage Victoria)


This photograph is part of a series taken c.1990 by the photographer Rick Lowell. It was taken before the heritage campaign to preserve the site for community use.

Physical description

Colour snapshot of a part or section of the Former Convent of the Good Shepherd, Abbotsford by the photographer Rick Lowell.