Loreto Archives

"Memory is one of God's royal gifts to the soul"
M. Gonzaga Barry

The Loreto Archives, located at Mary’s Mount Ballarat, holds records of enduring value relating to Australian Loreto foundations, missions and members since 1875. We are committed to documenting and preserving relevant and historically significant records and artefacts and sharing our cultural heritage within our networks and the wider community.

Montage‘Guide to Loreto Archives’

The ‘Selected Guide to Loreto Archives’ is a research tool providing an introduction to the archival collection of the Loreto Sisters in Australia. It was awarded the Australian Society of Archives Mander Jones Award in 2007.

Photographic Exhibitions 

The Loreto Archive Centre holds a precious collection of historical photographs. These are often transformed into exhibitions for special events, anniversaries and commemorations that celebrate the influence of Loreto in Australia. View an exhibition:

Contact Loreto Archives

We welcome researchers and provide research assistance and facilities for students, genealogists, academics and public historians.  The central Loreto Archives is located in Ballarat and other collections associated with the Loreto Schools are located  around Australia.

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