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

Contact

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

Key words

event
1960s
judaism

Historical information

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.

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

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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.

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Album - Newspaper clippings and promotional materials, 1964

Key words

1960s

Historical information

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

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Album - Bialik College in the Press, 2007

Key words

2000s

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

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Album - Bialik College in the Press, 2008

Key words

2000s

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

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Album - Bialik College in the Press, 2009

Key words

2000s

Historical information

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

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Album - Bialik College in the Press, 2010

Key words

2000s

Historical information

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

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Album - Bialik College in the Press, 2011

Key words

2000s

Historical information

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

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Album - Bialik College in the Press, 2012

Key words

2000s

Historical information

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

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Album - Bialik College in the Press, 2013

Key words

2000s

Historical information

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

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Album - Bialik College in the Press, 2014

Key words

2000s

Historical information

Album of newspaper clippings featuring Bialik, 2014. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Album - Bialik College in the Press, 2015

Key words

2000s

Historical information

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

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Album - Photographs, 1963-1987

Key words

1960s
1970s
1980s
staff room
auburn road
shakespeare grove
classrooms
skiing
music
sport

Red with gold stripes.

Historical information

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.

Inscriptions & Markings

Labelled 'Staff Photographs 1963-1987'

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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

Key words

construction
building
1990s
elc
early learning centre

Historical information

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

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

Album - Constitution of Bialik College, 1963

Key words

shakespeare grove
zionist
1960s
1970s

Historical information

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.

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Audio reels - Bialik College Choir recording, 1977

Key words

music
1970s

Historical information

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

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Audio reels - Speech Nights, 1960s

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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.

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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

Key words

oral history
foundations

Historical information

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.

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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

Key words

carlton
drummond street carlton
kindergarten
hebrew school
drummond street
early learning centre
yom haatzmaut
festival
zionist
israel

Historical information

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.

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Book - Genia

Key words

fundraising

Historical information

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.

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Book - Fly Like a Falcon: The Knox School History

Historical information

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

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Book - Jews in Australian Society

Historical information

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

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Book - A Life to Live... an Autobiography

Historical information

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

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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

Key words

parents
food
judaism
1990s

Historical information

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.

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

Book - 'I Love to Eat Jewish' cookbook

Key words

publication
1960s

Historical information

'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.

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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

Key words

1960s
fundraising

Historical information

'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.

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Booklet - Year 12 class of 1991

Key words

1990s

Historical information

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

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Booklet - Year 12 class of 1992

Key words

1990s

Historical information

Booklet created by the graduating Year 12 class of 1992. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Booklet - Year 12 class of 1993

Key words

1990s

Historical information

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

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Booklet - Year 12 class of 1994

Key words

1990s

Historical information

Booklet created by the graduating Year 12 class of 1994. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123