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Established in 1985, the Hutchins Archives serves to collect, document, illustrate, communicate, preserve and display aspects of the School history for the benefit of alumni, our current community and future generations. The Archives functions as the corporate memory of The Hutchins School and its contents are used to support and enhance current decision-making.

The Hutchins Archives and Heritage Collection comprises photographs and audio-visual records, documents, maps and plans, books, magazines and other publications, trophies and honour boards, uniforms and textiles, coins, medals and badges, artworks, furniture, memorabilia and ephemera, some of which pre-dates foundation in 1846, up to the present day.

Archival records have supported five significant publications: two editions of the Hutchins Roll of Scholars (1993, 1996), The Official History of the Hutchins School by B Rait (1935), The Hutchins School: Macquarie Street Years 1846–1965 by G Stephens (1979) and Character Unbound: A History of The Hutchins School by M Mason-Cox (2013).

An ongoing program of digitisation is ensuring progressive availability of online access. Research and study facilities are provided in the School Museum.

The Hutchins Digital Heritage Archive is available and comprises photographs, documents, school publications and audio-visual records.

Opening hours and contact information

The School Archivist/Historian is Ms Margaret Mason-Cox. The School Museum is located in the Hutchins Foundation Centre, adjoining the main car park off Nelson Road. Open Monday to Wednesday, 8.30am to 4.30pm. Other days and guided tours by appointment.

Archives and records request form

To learn more about how Hutchins provides opportunities for boys to become their best, we invite you to contact our Enrolments Assistant on 03 6221 4236 who will be delighted to assist you with your enquiry, provide you with further details or arrange a tour so that you may see our school in action. Read more…