The Scotch College Archive 

The College Archives serves as the final repository for the historical records of Scotch College, working to preserve the history and tradition of the school. Our collection, dates back to foundation in 1897 and spans to current day. The Archive is dedicated to collecting and preserving items relating to the history of the College by providing an excellent account of the planning and development of the school including:

The Archival Repository contains: 

  • Complete set of School Publications including the Clan (Bi-Annually) and the Reporter (Annually) which you can attain digitally here as well as being available to the public in the Battye Library Perth
  • Provisional Council, Board Papers and Head of School Records
  • School Attendance Register
  • Staff and Student Records
  • A collection of books specific to the Military History of past students and Western Australian local history
  • Honour Boards, Achievement Awards, Trophies and Memorabilia
  • Uniform Paraphernalia and Textiles including Caps, Boaters, Blazers, Cadet Uniforms, Kilts and Costumes from College productions
  • Oral History recordings
  • Photographs, Slides, Movies, Audiotapes and Videotapes
  • Maps, Drawings and Paintings

Archival Access – Making a visit to the Archive

The Archivist conducts tours by appointment showing certain parts of the collection. You may be asked to use extreme care and wear cotton or surgical gloves. A display and reading room is provided for viewing. The Archive is open on Monday or Wednesday from 9.30am – 5.00pm and the collection may also be explored in our online catalogue

The comprehensive 'A History of Scotch College Building a Tradition' by Jenny Gregory and published in 1996 is available for purchase from the School at a cost of $75, including GST. Purchase your copy online here.

Research Enquiries

The Archival Collection may be explored in our online catalogue. The catalogue includes all copies of the Clan (Bi-Annually) and the Reporter (Annually). Research enquiries can be made with the College Archivist Ms Yasmin McDonald directly by emailing


The Scotch College archive is delighted to accept donations of relevant material that increase the richness of the collection, such as diaries, correspondence and photographs. The Archive offers a copying and scanning service so items such as photographs can be donated digitally with the original object or memorabilia returning to the donator within twenty four hours; allowing digital documentation to be accessioned into the archive. Should you wish to donate any items relating to your relative's time at Scotch College please contact Ms Yasmin McDonald directly on (08) 9383 688 or email


Volunteers are welcomed and can undertake a variety of tasks under the guidance of the Archivist. The collection comprises of manuscripts, paper records, maps, plans, photographs, drawings, paintings, movies, audio and textiles. Conservation is ongoing and volunteers are encouraged to apply for a variety of projects. Please contact College Archivist Ms Yasmin McDonald on (08) 9383 6888 or email if you wish to volunteer.


Ms Yasmin McDonald

Tel: 61 8 9383 6888


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