Welcome to the Shore Archives

The Archives at Shore, encompassing the Bob Gowing Museum (as of December 2013 temporarily closed whilst the move to Graythwaite takes place), was officially opened in in its current location in 2001. The Museum comprises a Reading Room for researchers and visitors, a work room and a large secure storage area housing the archival material. The Reading Room with its display of archival material highlights the history of Shore through the eras of its first seven Headmasters.

The Shore Archives facility contains a wealth of photographs, maps and plans, School publications, oral histories, audio-visual records, ephemera, documents, items of school uniform and donated material related to the schools inception in 1889 to the present.

Its archival records have supported five significant publications; The School Register: Shore by Old Boy Geoffrey Sherington, A Celebration of Shore by Peter Taylor, Facing the Foe by R.C. Peterson and The Torch Bearers edited by J.R. Gorham and C.J.L Hewett.

From December 2013 Archives has moved to the Tom O'Neill Centre which is located in the grounds of the Preparatory School (entrance via Edward Street).

The Shore Archives is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday during term times. If you have any questions or information to share please contact Kate Riseley on 9900-4765 or kriseley@shore.nsw.edu.au

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