When a student joins us at Carey, they become part of the long and enduring community of past and present students, staff and families – each of whom have made their own unique contribution to our school. The Carey Archive holds a fascinating record of the School’s history and the many people and events that have contributed to that heritage.

Mostly presented by Old Grammarians and their families, the collections include photographs, sporting trophies, prizes, school uniforms and a variety of fascinating ephemera including museum-quality Australian artefacts not directly related to the School but bequeathed to Carey by members of our community.

The Archive is administered by a professional archivist, who also creates exhibitions in public areas of the School, and makes our archival material available for research.

The Carey Archive is open by appointment. General assistance and a copying service are available.

For more information, please contact Community Engagement.

Carey Centerary History Book Survey

As Carey approaches its centenary year in 2023, we have enlisted the help of Historian, Helen Penrose of HistorySmiths and the highly dedicated Carey Heritage Committee to research Carey’s rich history. This research will be published as a comprehensive celebratory history book released in our centenary year.

We would like to invite you, as part of the broader Carey community, to contribute with your own personal account of the School through a survey. This will be an opportunity to share your stories and memorable impressions of Carey and be part of a very special project. All contributors will be acknowledged by name in the book.

The survey can be accessed here and will remain open until Friday 29 November. 

Joanne Horsley, Archivist
Tel: 61 3 9816 1331
Email: archives@carey.com.au