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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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Photographs - Students in sports uniform, c. 2000s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Students in sports uniform, c. 2000s. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photographs - Long jump, inter school sports, 1985

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Student competing in the long jump at an inter school sports event, 1985. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photographs - Cross country, 1985

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Students competing in a cross country event, 1985. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Students a inter school sports competition, 1985

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Students at an inter school sports competition, 1985. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photographs - Students playing football, 1986

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Students playing football, 1986. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photographs - Father's Day 1975

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Photographs of students and fathers on Father's Day, 1975, stuck into a page from a scrapbook. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Student group from above, c. 1990s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Group of students from multiple year levels. Includes: Ari Sharp (2000), Emma Jacobs (1999), Bianca Olstein (1999), Jason Israelsohn (2001), Lanie Harris (1998), Miki Gringlas (1998), Zoe Horton (1999). Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Textile - Mural tapestry, 1997

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Large tapestry depicting Bialik students holding hands and the school motto 'Step forth with courage'. Note on the reverse reads: 'Step forth with Courage' designed & woven by Cresside Collette and the students of Grades 4, 5 & 6 Bialik College 1997

Textile - Bialik College Banner, c. 1960s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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School banner made c. 1960s out of blue felt material. Features decorative boarder, hanging tassels at the bottom and Bialik College logo in yellow and white paint. It was often used at events and features in photographs of school events. 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.

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 - 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.

Folder - Large advertising posters

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Large format posters advertising major events, e.g. theatrical performances, the Button Project, Science Week, Arts Week. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Object - School bag, c. 1980s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

Blue vinyl, yellow trim.

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School bag, c. 1980s. Appears unused. Label sewed into inside lining: ANOTHER / ARKA / Hand Crafted / PRODUCT / Huntingdale Victoria Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photographs - Jewish News photographs, 1998

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Photographs published in the Jewish News, 1998. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Junior campus staff, 1990

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Junior campus staff, 1990.

Photograph - Staff, 1984

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Staff, 1984. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Kinder 4, 1986

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Kinder 4, 1986. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Staff, 1998

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Staff, 1998. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Staff celebrating Purim, early 1990s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Staff Penina Zohar, Gina Rosenberg, and Daphne Gaddie celebrating Purim, early 1990s. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Daphne Gaddie at the first exhibition in the ELC at the Auburn Road campus

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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ELC staff member Daphne Gaddie at the first exhibition in the ELC at the Auburn Road campus, following the move from Shakespeare Grove, c. 1995. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photographs - Shakespeare Grove playground redevelopment, c. 1990s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Staff, students and consultants planning a playground redevelopment, Shakespeare Grove, early 1990s. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Shakespeare Grove Staff, 1986

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Shakespeare Grove Staff, 1986. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Shakespeare Grove Staff, 1993

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Shakespeare Grove staff, 1993. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Shakespeare Grove Staff, 1992

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Shakespeare Grove Staff, 1992. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Junior School Staff, 1996

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Junior School staff, 1996. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Kindergarten 4D, 1993

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Kindergarten 4D, 1993. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Kindergarten 4D, 1990

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Kindergarten 4D, 1990. 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.

Objects - School bags, c. 1990s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Two well-used, Bialik College-branded school bags with 'Kaufman' handwritten on them, circa 1990s. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.