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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, 1963-1987

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

Red with gold stripes.

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Album of photographs, 1963-1987. Includes staff portraits and group photos, Moshe Dayan's visit to the Watirna campus, and a variety of events, such as sports days, staff events and Purim. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

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Labelled 'Staff Photographs 1963-1987'

Album - Newspaper clippings, brochures and photos, 1963-1964

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Album containing newspaper articles, promotional materials for events and photos, 1963-1964. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Album - Bialik College in the Press, 2012

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Album of newspaper clippings featuring Bialik, 2012. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Album - Bialik College in the Press, 2013

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Album of newspaper clippings featuring Bialik, 2013. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Album - Bialik College in the Press, 2015

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Album of newspaper clippings featuring Bialik, 2015. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Album - Newspaper clippings and promotional materials, 1964

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Album of newspaper clippings and promotional materials, 1964. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Album - Bialik College in the Press, 2007

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Album of newspaper clippings featuring Bialik, 2007. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Album - Bialik College in the Press, 2008

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Album of newspaper clippings featuring Bialik, 2008. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Album - Bialik College in the Press, 2009

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Album of newspaper clippings featuring Bialik, 2009. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Album - Bialik College in the Press, 2011

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Album of newspaper clippings featuring Bialik, 2011. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Album - Bialik College in the Press, 2010

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Album of newspaper clippings featuring Bialik, 2010. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Album - Bialik College in the Press, 2014

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Album of newspaper clippings featuring Bialik, 2014. 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.

Audio reels - Bialik College Choir recording, 1977

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Two audio reels of Bialik College Choir recordings, 1977. Produced as the record 'Hear our Voices' (see I/01186).

Audio reels - Speech Nights, 1960s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Audio reels of recordings from Speech Night events, 1965-1967. Some have been digitised on CD. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Audio tapes - Oral history interviews with Israel Kipen and Sara Segal, 1987

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Four audio tapes of interviews with Israel Kipen, a founder of Bialik and its longest serving Council President. One audio tape of an interview with Sara Segal, an early teacher at Bialik in Carlton. Both interviewed by librarian Jan Marshall in April 1987. There is also an associated file of notes and correspondence between Jan Marshall and Hilary Rubinstein, co-author of a bicentennial history of Australian Jewry. 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 - Fly Like a Falcon: The Knox School History

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Glen Turnbull, 'Fly Like a Falcon: The Knox School History'. Includes information about Bialik College pp. 26-29.

Book - Genia

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Book of tributes to former principal Genia Janover, 2008. Contains images, messages of thanks and a sponsorship section where messages are organised via a donation hierarchy. Compiled to raise funds for the Bialik Scholarship Fund. Also a running sheet for Genia's tribute dinner. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Book - Jews in Australian Society

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Peter Medding (ed.), 'Jews in Australian Society'.

Book - A Life to Live... an Autobiography

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Israel Kipen, 'A Life to Live... an Autobiography'

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 - '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 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 - Bialik College Morning Tefilah Service

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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A siddur created by the Mazkirut for a morning Telifah service. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Booklet - Haggadah, 1988

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Haggadah created in 1988. First page reads: 'This hagada is a very special version. Its content has been selected from six different sources: a fifteenth century manuscript from Worms, the Hagada of the American artist Arthur Shik, the Hagada of ZAHAL, and others. This hagada is for internal use only and is not for sale. Jewish Studies Department.' Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Booklet - Year 12 class of 1991

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Booklet created by the graduating Year 12 class of 1991. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Booklet - Year 12 class of 1993

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Booklet created by the graduating Year 12 class of 1993. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.