Last updated:

September 12, 2016

What do I need to know?

A school name, former name or number

    You may also choose to search by date range or subject e.g. science 

How do I search?

You will need to order and read the Index to File Prints and Negatives of Photographs to understand the photographs catalogued by number in the Negatives of Photographs series

About these records

There are many series in the collection which include photographs of Victorian state schools from the 1890s to 1993. The date range differs per series and the level of detail as well. A small sample of those photographic collections are included on our Flickr site. Many of these photographs are in black and white.

Note: to view these photographs please allow two days to transition from the cool room. 

Next Steps

Once you have found records of interest to you, order them online and then view in our Reading Room.

Note: to view these photographs please allow two days to transition from the cool room. 

What are in these records?

  • photographic negatives of school buildings
  • schools
  • school students
  • teachers
  • maps
  • educational activities
  • university and TAFE photographs
  • schools sports
  • specialty schools, e.g technical schools

Tip! We have some school photos already digitised in our Flickr collection.