Heritage Centre

Historical Collections:
Moriah College Archive and
The Harold Nagely Moriah Heritage Centre

Together, the Moriah College Archives and Heritage Centre contain records dating back to the College’s inception in the early 1940s. The documents, objects and images in the collections serve a variety of roles to support the day-to-day running of the College, public enquiries, fund-raising, research into the history of the College and educational programs for students.


The Moriah College Archive is tasked with ensuring that selected records created by the activities of administering the school - providing a first class education; promoting secular studies, offering a wide range of extra-curricular studies and ensuring student welfare - are maintained for posterity.

The archival photograph collection documents the life of the College since its foundation, providing an extensive visual record of the various campuses that the school has occupied, as well as the many activities and individuals that have shaped the Moriah experience over seven decades.

The College Archive is also concerned with promoting compliant records management practice and standards across all campuses of the College and developing policies and procedures to manage the retention and disposal of records in both paper and digital formats.


Through exhibitions, curatorial talks and other student programs, the Heritage Centre celebrates the history of the College, the achievements of its students and the commitment of all those who have contributed to the development of the school.
In 1997 the Moriah College Alumni Association initiated the concept of a Heritage Centre to build awareness of the history of the College among the student body. A professional curator was employed in 2003 to oversee the development of the collection and exhibition space. Through the generous support of Mr Harry Triguboff AO the permanent exhibition became a reality and was officially opened in 2007. The Centre was named in honor of Harold Nagley, Principal of the College from 1965-1978, whose vision for the College continues to have a lasting impact on the school today.

The Centre has built a collection of approximately two thousand items of Moriah College memorabilia donated by alumni, their families and previous staff. Among these objects are old uniforms, trophies, photographs, letters, documents, audio-visual material and oral history recordings significant to the development of the school.


Margaret Miller 
College Archivist 
Tel: 9375 1742 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday) 

Email: mmiller@moriah.nsw.edu.au 

Helena Robinson
Curator Harold Nagley Moriah Heritage Centre
Tel: 9375 1743 (Mondays only)
Email: hrobinson@moriah.nsw.edu.au