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Loreto Mandeville Hall

10 Mandeville Cres TOORAK Phone: (03) 9823 8100 Visit Website

Loreto Mandeville Hall is a Catholic Girls' School with over 900 girls from ELC to VCE located in the inner eastern Melbourne suburb of Toorak. The Loreto Mandeville Hall Heritage Collection began in September 1924 when the school first opened in the historic mansion Mandeville Hall. Since 1924, the collection has grown immensely and was initially sorted and collated by Sister Josephine Jeffery ibvm. She saw the need to gather material from all over the school into one location and preserve it for future generations. Her enthusiasm is perpetuated today with our collection now providing a valuable snapshot of the life of the School. The Heritage Collection documents the tradition and history of the School and also serves as its long-term memory, enabling better quality planning, decision-making and action by providing continuity, access to past experience, expertise and knowledge, and a historical perspective.

Our Collection

The Heritage Collection documents the tradition and history of the School and also serves as its long-term memory, enabling better quality planning, decision-making and action by providing continuity, access to past experience, expertise and knowledge, and a historical perspective. The Heritage Collection is also part of the School's cultural heritage and unique identity. It has significant links with other forms of evidence of past and present human activity and by drawing on all available forms of evidence, we can achieve a much richer understanding of our own heritage. Since 1924, the collection has grown immensely and was initially sorted and collated by Sister Josephine Jeffery ibvm. She saw the need to gather material from all over the school into one location and preserve it for future generations. Her enthusiasm is perpetuated today with our collection now providing us with a valuable snapshot of the life of the School. Contents The extensive Heritage Collection contains records dating back to the establishment of the School in 1924 and as recent as yesterday. Major Holdings School newsletters Principal's records Student & staff handbooks School magazines including the "Eucalyptus Blossoms" the "Mandevillian" Student & staff records School registers Finance records Photographs, slides & negatives Videos, films and audiotapes Memorabilia including badges, crockery and glassware Trophies, shields, ribbons, and plaques Textiles including sporting pennants, ribbons, vestments, blazers and hats Paintings and other art work Special Collections 75th Anniversary collection Past Pupils Association collection