The records of the Mercy Family Centre Waitara are held at CatholicCare. The collection includes records from institutions run by the Sisters of Mercy - the Waitara Foundling Home, Our Lady of Mercy Home, Waitara and St Catherine's Orphanage in Brooklyn.
The collection at CatholicCare relates to St Catherine's Orphanage in Brooklyn, Waitara Foundling Home and Our Lady of Mercy Home at Waitara. Until 2013, this collection of records was in the custody of the Mercy Family Life Centre.
The collection includes the following series:
St Catherine's Orphanage, Brooklyn
Our Lady of Mercy Home, Waitara and Waitara Foundling Home
People seeking access to information will need to verify their identity with a signed statement of request and two forms of identification, one of which should be signed.
There are additional identification requirements for relatives of Care Leavers and Former Child Migrants and those wishing to access the records of someone who is deceased or unable to request the records for themselves.
Where adoption is involved, there are separate requirements related to accessing Social and Medical information in keeping with the Adoption Act 2000.
If you are experiencing any difficulties in meeting any of the identification requirements please contact CatholicCare on (02) 8709 9333 and ask for the Adoption Services Intake/Duty Worker or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Prepared by: Naomi Parry and Cate O'Neill
Created: 31 August 2011, Last modified: 18 May 2014