Hamilton and Alexandra College


Defying the Odds

When Hamilton and Alexandra College in Victoria’s Western District turned 150, it wanted to mark the occasion with a comprehensive history of the school. Retired head of English Neil Maclean took on the job of writing this tome, researching material in the school archives and beyond and unearthing many historical gems along the way. His collaboration with our graphic designer and editor resulted in a beautifully bound celebration of this very important milestone, and a fascinating account of its history to be enjoyed for posterity – an archival gem itself.

Services: Editing, design, Illustration, typesetting, proof reading and production.

The book’s author, a retired teacher at the school, used meticulously kept school archives, which included school council minutes from the late 1800s, as well as a trove of historical articles from the Argus, to paint a rich portrait of life at the school.


We are absolutely thrilled with the final version and have it firmly under wraps until we can launch it with the celebration and excitement that it deserves. How lucky we are that you contacted us and led us through this process. I will be forever grateful!

Alana Brown, Communications Manager, Hamilton and Alexandra College.