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and the growing story of our school’s history…


Mordialloc College Alumni Association

Our mission is preserving the extensive history and collection of
memories from Mordialloc College throughout the generations.

Photo Archives

Thousands of photos, videos, and other documents from all decades, including the school’s inauguration in 1924, and after.


Alumni History

Discover the exensive history of the MCAA throughout its various incarnations from 1945 to the present day.


Mining the Archives

Explore the process of documenting the substantial record of Mordialloc College’s history, from uncovering, treating, and identifying archives.


Notable Alumni

Biographies of Alumni from all decades that made outstanding contributions to a range of professions.


Become a Member

*Concession memberships are at a reduced cost of $15 p.a

Become a member to gain access to our extensive record of Mordialloc College’s history, which includes over 80,000 photos and 5,000 historic documents since school’s inauguration in 1924. Members are also invited to join our well established community of past-students to reconnect with their past peers and share their memories. Register now to help support or efforts in maintaining and expanding these history records.

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Alumni Memories

  • I remember one year during a school play performance (perhaps Calamity Jane?), one of the girl’s on stage forgot her lines. There was an awkward silence before Fran suddenly leapt into action and just started saying the other girl’s lines verbatim. Mr Kelly was in the wings and I overheard him say “Bloody Brilliant Fran”.

    Shelly McLean
  • When I was on duty as a teacher I remember doing yard duty on the school oval when I would walk to smoker’s corner. The offenders would put their lit cigarettes behind their backs so I would stop there talking to them until the cigarette burnt their hands.

    Wyn Roper
  • My first principal at Mordialloc High School was Brigadier Langley. This was 1947 soon after the war. His favourite saying was “Manners maketh the man” and I have quoted it ever since. He later left Mordialloc to be principal of Melbourne High School.

    Arthur Stewart, 1947
  • School swimming sports in the late 60’s. Boy called Bruce Tardrew swam – during swim bathers began to fall off – He kept swimming hanging onto his bathers. He won the race easily despite the bathers. The swimming audience erupted when he won.

    Kay Ryan, 1965
  • My greatest memory from Mordi High was participating in school productions from Yr 7 to Yr 11. they are something I often think back to, and still hold dear. The rehearsals, performance and the awesome after parties. Many of which were held in our family home.


From the Archives

Historic Photos

Thousands of photos from all decades, including the school’s inauguration in 1924, and before

Notable Alumni

Biographies of Alumni from all decades that made outstanding contributions to a range of professions

Historic Documents

Hundreds of historic documents, and a complete collection of Venture and Viking Yearbooks from 1929 onwards

Member Biographies

Keep up with old friends and get insight to where people ended-up with ‘Where are they now?’


Purchase a wide variety of historic documents and photographs or memorabilia from the past years

In Memoriam

Obituaries of those of us who died too early, reflecting upon good memories and experiences in commemoration

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Photos Archived
Historical Documents