Archives Go Digital
We invite you to share your memories and stories to complement the Archives with your personal experience in the ‘Your Memories and Stories’ section, alongside any enquiries that you would like to make.
“Memory is one of God’s royal gifts to the soul.” – Mother Gonzaga Barry
The sharing of our history is an aspect of the Loreto Sisters’ wider mission to bring justice, equality and healing to the world particularly through the education of women and ‘other means congruous to our times’; ‘to seek truth and do justice’.
Research tools such as the ‘Selected Guide to Loreto Archives’ introduce the archival collection of the Loreto Sisters in Australia, including records found in the Loreto school archives as well as the Loreto Archives Centre in Ballarat.
The digital archives are a place to discover and learn about the rich Loreto history including Loreto founders, Mary Ward and Gonzaga Barry as well as the schools and convents established in Australia.
The guide offers valuable material including archive descriptions, historic photographs, and downloads of digitised, publicly available records from our collection. It is a central hub for use by the Loreto community, genealogists, students and academics to support their research and informational requirements.
Words: Province Archivist, Robin Scott.
Please click through the examples below highlighting items you can find in the digital archives.