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Bialik College Hawthorn East 3123, Victoria

Bialik College is Melbourne’s oldest Jewish school and began its existence modestly as a Zionist Sunday school and kindergarten in 1942 in North Carlton. The kindergarten was the first educational establishment in Australia to use Hebrew as a language of instruction. As the local Jewish population grew and developed, Bialik transformed into a modern, vibrant and growing kindergarten, primary and secondary school complex. The College's first Year 12 class graduated in 1990.

Bialik College today is a cross-communal Jewish Zionist school, embracing an inclusive approach to Judaism. All students attend one campus in Hawthorn, creating a close-knit community of students from as young as three years old in the Early Learning Centre, through to Year 12 in the Senior School.

Bialik College's Laura Kipen Memorial Archive is open during the school term and by appointment only.

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429 Auburn Road Hawthorn East Victoria 3123 (map)
phone
+61 (03) 9822 7981

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Opening Hours

During school term by appointment only.

Entry Fee

Free. By appointment only: please call (03) 9822 7981 to arrange a visit to the archives.

Location

429 Auburn Road Hawthorn East 3123 Victoria

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The Laura Kipen Memorial Archive was established on campus in 2012. The collection houses a unique combination of items which trace the history of the school's early beginnings from a Sunday school based in Carlton in 1942, to the current day as a flourishing school community with over 1,000 students. The collection is housed in a permanent repository in the Bialik College VCE Centre. The College is a cross-communal Zionist school, embracing an inclusive approach to Judaism, and the archival collection is significant in reinforcing the school’s cultural heritage for current students, as well as the community as a whole.

We recommend viewing the archive items on Victorian Collections using the Internet Explorer browser. It is possible to sort the items under 'Collection Records' by clicking 'Options' on the top right. You can also use the 'Search' bar at the top of the page to search for particular eras, year levels, events and individuals.

The Laura Kipen Memorial Archive is open during the school term and by appointment only.

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Advertisement - Purim Fair, 1964

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Advertisement for Grand Children's Purim Fair, 23 February 1964 at 6 Shakespeare Grove, featuring Zig and Zag. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Album - Photographs taken during construction of ELC building, late 1990s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Album of approximately 200 photographs taken during construction of new ELC building, late 1990s. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Album - Constitution of Bialik College, 1963

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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One album bound in grey material containing Bialik College's constitution, 1963 and minutes of Council and Parents and Friends Association meetings, 1963-1970. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Award - Education and Department of Culture in The Diaspora Yom Haatzmaut, 1956

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Award from the Education Department, Department of Culture and the World Zionist Organisation presented to Bialik College in 1956 in honour of Yom Haatzmaut. Signed 16 April 1956. Student Memorabilia collected from the Education Department and the Department of Culture in the Diaspora in 1956.

Book - 'With a Passion: a celebration of food Bialik style'

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Recipe book produced in 1999 by a cookbook committee comprising Bialik mothers Jenny Fast, Monique Hunt, Robyn Lenga, Amanda Mandie, Vivienne Polak, Kathie Rozner, Sharon Sharpe, Susan Unger. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Book - 'I Love to Eat Jewish' cookbook

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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'I Love to Eat Jewish: A collection of home-tested Jewish Recipes compiled by Bialik College mothers.' First published in 1968. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Book chapter - 'Loving to Eat Jewish' in Tried Tested and True by Liz Harfull

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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'Loving to eat Jewish' is a chapter in a book titled 'Tried Tested and True' by Liz Harfull (Allen & Unwin, 2018), which tells the story behind the recipe book 'I Love to Eat Jewish', produced by a group of mothers of Bialik College students in 1968 to raise money for the school's building fund.

Booklet - Prospectus, c. 1980s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Prospectus, c. 1980s. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Booklet - Family Study Mission 1987-1988

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Booklet of activities for the Family Study Mission to Israel, December 1987 - January 1988. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

CD - Photographs of the new ELC building, 1999

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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CD of photographs of the new ELC building, taken by Ron Unger Architects, 1999. CD contains 15 photographs in total. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Digital Scan - 70th Anniversary: Bialik College Opens

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Panel from the exhibition held to celebrate the College's 70th anniversary in 2012. Photograph 1: Opening of Shakespeare Grove on the 17th of February 1963. Photograph 2: Bialik College Students in the grounds of Shakespeare Grove in 1963. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Document - Swimming certificate awarded to Noemi Fiala, 1966

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Certificate awarded to student Noemi Fiala, who learned to swim at least 25 yards in 'The Herald Learn-to-Swim Campaign' at the Richmond Baths, 22 November 1966. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Document - 1st Annual Hostess Luncheon brochure, 1963

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Parents' Association 1st Annual Hostess Luncheon brochure, September 1963. Held at the home of Mr & Mrs Jack Broons in Kew. Includes a list of 'hostesses'. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Document - Inspector's Report Book, 1965

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Inspector's Report Book, 1965. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Document - Inspector's Report Book, 1967-1970

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Inspector's Report Book, 1967-1970. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Document - Student report, 1969

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Grade 5 student Richard Kausman's report, 1969. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Document - Family concert program, 1983

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Program for the Bialik College Family Concert, August 1983. Organised by Mr Meron. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Document - Shakespeare Grove History Book scrapbook 1986-1987

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Scrapbook filled with annotated photographs and newspaper clippings, labelled 'Shakespeare Grove History Book Oct 1986-1987'. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Document - Batmitzvah Program, 1979

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Batmitzvah program, 1979. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Document - Student magazines, c. 1970s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Student magazines, c. 1970s. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Document - Student report, Ballarat camp, 1978

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Student Lauren Rose's report on a camp in Ballarat, 1978. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Document - School camp student log book, 1979

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Page from student Lauren Rose's report on camp, 1979. Includes a photo and caption about a group activity. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Document - Student autograph book, 1978

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Student Lauren Rose's autograph book, 1978. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Document and photgraphs - Scrapbook of photographs, c. 1980s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Scrapbook of photographs and hand-written captions, c. 1980s. Includes 'Creation of the world' display, students eating potatoes, sports day and an excursion to Healesville Sanctuary. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Document Printed on Paper - 'Goodbye to Shakespeare Grove', 1998

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Item from the final assembly 'Goodbye to Shakespeare Grove', 1998. Shakespeare Grove Staff, 1998: Ronit Bichler, Sylvia Brover, Edna Buch, Sarah Buchner, Bev Carmel, Lisa Deutsch, Zia Freeman, Daphne Gaddie, Kathleen Georgiou, Dolon Ghuman, Len Isakov, Cheryl Israelsohn, Stephanie Kahn, Desre Kaye, Robyn Klein, Jocelyn Lowinger, Alona Malka, Lindsay Miller, Karin Morrison, Valda Myers, Loren Pamensky, Ruth Pojer, John Pringle, Frank Rogers, Maureen Rudy, Pnina Samuel, Mandy Segal, Sandy Sher, Rene Silbermann, Karen Szydlik.

Documents - Student Noemi Fiala's school reports, 1965-1967

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Student Noemi Fiala's school reports, 1965-1967. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Documents - Life-Governor certificates, 1964

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Certificates granted to 'Life-Governors of Bialik College' Mr and Mrs S, Susskind and Mr and Mrs Thoedore Berman, 15 November 1964. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Documents and photographs - Scrapbook pages, Speech Day, 1966

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Pages from a scrapbook displaying photographs of students in costume performing on stage and the script from a play, 'Hanna and her Seven Sons'. Speech Day, 1966. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Exhibition Panel - 70th Anniversary: Steady Expansion

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Panel from the exhibition held to celebrate the College's 70th anniversary in 2012.

Exhibition Panel - 70th Anniversary: Up to Year 8

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Panel from the exhibition held to celebrate the College's 70th anniversary in 2012. Photographs: First Bialik College Form Class 1, 1969. First Bialik College Form Class 2,1970. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.