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About Shore Archives and the Bob Gowing Museum

The Shore Archives is a depository of records relating to the history and culture of Shore and limited aspects of Old Boys' lives. A large proportion of the collection are photographs and memorabilia as well as audio-visual items, ephemera, documents and school items.

The Bob Gowing Museum is located in a separate building to the Archives and houses displays of school life under each Headmaster as well as temporary exhibitions of other themes such as Old Boys efforts at war, recent donations and Graythwaite.

Shore Archives welcomes queries from people within the School community as well as genealogists, historians, authors, and other members of the general community. Any requests from the media must go via the Director of Community Engagement at

Oral Histories

As the Archives Oral History Project began in the 1970's, there is a large collection of interviews. A selection of these interviews will be available progressively on this website.

Mr Andrew Cavill is Shore's Oral Historian and can be contacted on (02) 9900 4714 or


Shore Archives welcomes donations of items relating to the school such as photographs, school books, and uniforms. This includes contemporary items as these will eventually become tomorrow's history. 

Please note that space is limited and any items accepted for donation are on the condition of appraisal of the Archivist. 

Opening Hours and Location

Bob Gowing Museum

8.00am-3.30pm, School Term time only. Walk-ins welcome (please sign-in at Graythwaite Reception first). The museum is located in the small sandstone building behind Graythwaite.

Shore Archives

Please contact Mrs Anna Brooks, Archivist, for appointments, (02) 9900 4765 or is located in the Tom O'Neill Centre, which is located between Graythwaite and the Preparatory School. Please sign-in at Graythwaite Reception first.