Lauriston Girls' School was established as a non-denominational school in 1901 by Margaret and Lilian Irving, daughters of the eminent Victorian educator Professor Martin Howy Irving. Today Lauriston is a leading girl’s school in Australia and offers a progressive education for students from 3 year old Kindergarten to Year 12. Since its inception, Lauriston graduates have made their mark in multiple fields of endeavour. Lauriston is very proud of its alumnae ('Old Girls') and regularly invites graduates back to talk with our current students.
Lauriston Girls' School has an extensive collection of business records, curriculum and teaching material, audio-visual formats, school magazines, prize books, student schoolwork, artworks, uniforms, theatre costumes, trophies, photographs, personal papers, memorabilia, artefacts and ephemera. The archives welcomes acquisitions from its alumnae and the general public that specifically relate to the history of our school and its community.
The Lauriston Girls' School Museum (Archives) and Gallery is open on Monday to Wednesday each week and the archivist will respond to research enquiries on those days. Access to the archives is strictly by arrangement with the Archivist or other staff member at Lauriston Girls' School.
The Museum (Archives) and Gallery is open to both the Lauriston Girls' School alumnae and the general public. Lauriston places the utmost importance on the confidentiality of student data and all research enquiries are subject to the provisions of the Australian Privacy Act 1988.