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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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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 - Visitor's book, 1987

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Visitor's book from a 1987 exhibition. Includes mentions of items offered for donation to the school by community members. 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 - 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.

Booklets - Kinder grandparents' shabbat stories

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Booklets created by kinder classes featuring the memories of their grandparents, 2007, 2013 and 2017.

Booklets - Student workbooks, c. 1970s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Workbooks belonging to students Lauren and Stephen Rose, c. 1970s. Subjects include maths, social studies, science, Hebrew, English and spelling. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Booklets - Exhibition collaboration with Royal Botanic Gardens, 2011

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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File containing booklets relating to the Early Learning Centre's exhibition in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens, 2011.

Books - Photographs, 2013-2016

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Four photograph books: Bialik Rising Star 2013, Primary Musical ‘Go Noah’ 2012, Fiddler on the Roof 2013, Chavayah 2015-2016. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Box - Strategic Planning

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Box of material relating to strategic planning, including 'Bialik College: An Evaluation' by Monash University Evaluation Studies Group, 1982, Values and Key Strategies 1997/1998, Early Learning Centre Quality Improvement Plan 2014, and Hebrew Studies Department Strategic Plan 2008-2013. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Box of documents - Meg Rynderman Collection

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Box 1 of the Meg Rynderman collection, comprising mainly Bialik Council minutes, as well as other miscellaneous documents. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

CD - Year 12 final assembly, 2008

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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CD of Year 12 final assembly, 2008. Several duplicate copies. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

CD - Year 12 final assembly, 2006

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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CD of Year 12 final assembly, 2006. Two duplicate copies. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

CD - Year 12 final assembly, 2007

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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CD of Year 12 final assembly, 2007. Three duplicate copies. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

CD - Year 12 graduation assembly, 2010

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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CD of Year 12 graduation assembly, 2010. Several duplicate copies. 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.

Clothing and objects - Student uniforms and school merchandise

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Two boxes containing student uniforms and school merchandise. Various dates. Includes dresses, jumpers, hats, sports uniforms, towels, aprons etc. Please contact [email protected] to request access to these items.

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.

Displays - Farewell to Shakespeare Grove, 1998

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Two boxes and several envelopes containing items from the archives that were displayed at the Farewell to Shakespeare Grove event, 1 December 1998. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Document - Registration of secondary school, 1982

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Documentation from the Council of Public Education, granting Bialik College Junior-Secondary registration, 31 March 1982.

Document - Transcript of Mr Mahemoff's address to the Bialik College Parents, 26 June 1985

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Transcript of Mr Mahemoff's address to Bialik College Parents, about the school's critical financial situation and the Council's recommendation that Bialik amalgamate with Mount Scopus College. The meeting was held at the Malvern Town Hall on 26 June 1985. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Document - Rosenkranz Centre for Excellence and Achievement in Education, 1997

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Booklet about the opening of the Rosenkranz Centre for Excellence in Achievement in Education at Bialik in 1997, in honour of Betty and Shmuel Rosenkranz. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Document - Invitation to the Bialik Ball, 1967

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Invitation to the Bialik Ball, 19 August 1967 at the Chevron Hotel, Prahran. This was a fundraising event organised by the Bialik College Parents' Association. Includes a cartoon and poem.

Document - Invitation to a soiree, 1969

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Invitation to the 'Montmartre Soiree', 7 June 1969 at the home of Mirte and Henry Sinclair, organised by the Bialik College Parents' Association.

Document - Program, opening of the Sam & Minnie Smorgon Campus, 1996

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Program (order of proceedings) for the official opening of the Sam & Minnie Smorgon Campus, 27 October 1996. Includes lists of major benefactors and donors to the building fund. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Document - Student school fee invoices, 1974-1975

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Copies of the college's school fee invoices produced in 1974 and 1975. Please contact [email protected] to access this record.

Document - Invitation to the opening of Smorgon Family House, 1981

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Invitation to the opening of Smorgon Family House at Bialik College, in the presence of Sir Zelman and Lady Cowen, 16 August 1981. 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.