Collection F4 - Friends' School Archive

Index : Names, Subjects & Places History of the School Photograph Album - School building Index to F4 Photograph of Hobartville Photograph of Hobartville and surrounds Photograph of classrooms and gymnasium Photograph of dining room Photograph of view of Friends' school from front Photograph of library Photograph of children in a classroom Photograph of  a class of children Photograph of of nine gentleman Photograph of girls in playground Photograph of class in chemistry laboratory Photograph of the staff of Friends' High School Hobart

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Friends' School Archive


  • 1884-1978 (Creation)

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5 type one boxes and 2 lineal metres of loose bound volumes

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(1887 - to present)

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The Friends' School, Hobart is an independent co-educational Quaker day and boarding school located in North Hobart, a suburb of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
Founded in 1887 by Quakers, the school currently caters for approximately 1330 students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12, including 47 boarders from Years 7 to 12. It is the largest Quaker school in the world. For more information see,_Hobart

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Deposited with the University of Tasmania on indefinite loan, for safekeeping in the University Archives store in the University Library, 1974

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Collection consists of administrative correspondence, annual reports, minutes and financial statements regarding the schools board, and schools administration. Material relating to staff and students including the school magazine, class lists and student activities. Also included are the papers relating to the Hobartville Association from 1888 to 1910 . Also a large collection of early photographs.

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Access: By authority of the Board of Governors only

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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