What makes the school archives so special are the smaller stories and collections.
The CGGS Archives collection is made up of items and records recovered from various locations around the school, as well as from generous donations from our old grammarians. The Archives are the repository of the school’s history and heritage. The CGGS collection is not just a “dusty collection of things”, but a living and changing reflection of the forces and personalities that have shaped CGGS to what it is today.
Our collection includes: objects such as sporting trophies, hymn books, uniforms, both sport and formal; photographs, original and digitised. Additionally, hundreds of copies of the Marcian, including the very first issue, Speech Night programs and much more.
Thanks goes to our past archivists and enthusiastic volunteers, for the enormous amount of work they have put in to consolidating and organising our collection.
CGGS Archivist, Marian Jenkinson, has completed a Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies. Marian was an intern at Deakin University and has undertaken two UK study tours, with the Open Palaces Program, going to places such as Blenheim Palace, the Roman Baths in Bath and Bodleian Library in Oxford. Marian has also volunteered at St Cecilia’s Hall Music Instrument Museum attached to the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Marian is looking forward to developing the accessibility of the CGGS Archives collection to more members of the school community, and bringing to light the many stories and significant events which have contributed to the growth of CGGS. Marian enjoys uncovering mysteries and stories within history, keep an eye out to see what Marian’s detective work has been able to uncover.
Please contact Marian Jenkinson if you would like to donate or loan any items to the Archives collection.