Toorak College Digital Archives

Welcome to Toorak College's archives

Welcome to the Toorak College digital archives collection. Established in 1874, Toorak College has a rich heritage. This digital archives platform allows our community to discover materials from the Elizabeth Beischer collection, a rich source of information stretching right back to the very first days of Toorak College, through to this very year. Here, our community can view over 10,000 named and dated photographs, as well as every edition of the Elizabethan and Elephant Magazine ever published. All materials  on this platform are word-searchable through optical character recognition (OCR) technology, making it easy for users to conduct their own thorough research into the fascinating history of Toorak College.

These photographs and magazines have been sourced over decades by the volunteer members of the Toorak College Archives committee - proudly established and led for many years by Collegian Mrs Elizabeth Beischer (Young, TC’52). In 2020, through the generosity of Collegian Ms Christine Friday (TC’64), this vast collection of resources were able to be digitised, bringing the stories of Toorak College to life for all our community members.

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