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Receiving Agency
Receiving Agency was the name given to the organisation named as the ‘custodian’ of children who were sent to Australia as migrants from the United Kingdom or Malta. The term is used mostly for post-World War Two migration, but includes some organisations that were responsible for children who came earlier in the century.
Burnside Presbyterian Homes for Children (1955 - 1978)
Burnside Presbyterian Orphan Homes (1911 - 1955)
Church of England Boys' Home (1917 - 1970s)
Church of England Children's Homes, Burwood (1927 - 1993)
Dalmar (1900 - )
Dr Barnardo's Homes (Australia Branch) (1883 - 1966)
Dr Barnardos in Australia (1966 - c. 1995)
Fairbridge Farm Schools (1935 - 1973)
Reid Home (1922 - 1977)
The Salvation Army Australia (Eastern Territory) (1882 - )
United Protestant Association of New South Wales Ltd. (1938 - )
Receiving Home
The term Receiving Home refers to an institution designed to provide short term 'care' for children before they were sent to a longer term placement (typically a foster home). In Tasmania, this type of institution approximated the size and form of an average family home. Receiving Homes in other states could be large institutions. Sometimes children spent long periods in a Receiving Home, when suitable placements could not be found for them. Children also would return to a Receiving Home after a placement broke down.
Allanville Home (c. 1976 - 1990s)
Asylum for Destitute Children (1852 - 1858)
Barnardo House, Ashfield (1924 - 1960s)
Benevolent Asylum (1821 - 1901)
Bexley Boys' Home (1915 - 1979)
Bidura (1920 - 1977)
Bishop Murray Memorial Home (1910 - 1973)
Broken Hill Shelter (c. 1905 - c. 1994)
Brougham (1943 - 1993)
Canowindra Girls' Home (1942 - 1977)
Church of England Girls' Home (1913 - 1970s)
Dalmar (1900 - )
Dr Barnardos Girls' Home, Burwood (1938 - 1958)
Fairbridge Farm School, Molong (1938 - 1973)
Gill Memorial Boys' Home (1936 - 1980)
Greenwood (1951 - 1968)
Gunning House (1951 - c. 1982)
Karmsley Hills (1947 - 1971)
King Edward Home (c. 1930 - c. 1975)
Lynwood Hall (1939 - 1993)
Melrose (1952 - 1982)
Metropolitan Boys' Shelter (1911 - 1983)
Metropolitan Girls' Shelter, Glebe (c. 1923 - 1978)
Minali Receiving and Assessment Centre (1975 - 1998)
Mowbray Park (1929 - 1959)
Murray-Dwyer Boys' Home (1933 - 1970)
Ormond House (1884 - 1923)
Ormond, Thornleigh (1946 - 1962)
Royleston (1922 - 1983)
Scarborough House (c. 1921 - 1924)
Scone Farm School (c. 1959 - 1982)
St Brigid's Girls' Home, Ryde (1898 - 1978)
St John's Orphanage, Thurgoona (1882 - 1978)
St Joseph's Girls' Home (1900 - 1979)
St Joseph's Orphanage, Goulburn (1864 - 1975)
St Vincent's Boys' Home (1891 - 1985)
Sunnylands (1955 - 1997)
Thornbury Lodge (1958 - c. 1990)
Worimi Shelter (1966 - 2006)
Records Access Service
A Records Service is an organisation, or part of an organisation, which helps people find and locate records that contain information about them and their time in 'care'.
Anglican Deaconess Ministries Ltd (1980s)
Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn Archives
Anglicare Adoption Services (1997 - )
Anglicare Child and Family Services (1997 - 2008)
Anglicare Out-of-Home Care Services (2008 - )
Archives of Mary MacKillop and the Sisters of St Joseph
Archives of the Gunnedah Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy ( - 2009)
Archives of the Sisters of Charity of Australia
Archives of the Sisters of Compassion
Australian Red Cross (1914 - )
Baptist Community Services (1986 - )
Barnardos Australia (c. 1995 - )
Bidura Children's Court (1983 - )
Bungarimbil Adolescent and Family Care Program (c. 1989 - ?)
Burnside Archives
CASPA [Child and Adolescent Specialist Programs and Accommodation] (c. 2000 - )
Catholic Children's Homes Enquiry Service (1994 - )
CatholicCare Adoption Services (2011 - )
CatholicCare Hunter-Manning Social Services (2011 - )
CatholicCare, Diocese of Broken Bay (2013 - )
Centacare, Broken Bay (1988 - c. 2013)
Church Missionary Society of Australia (1916 - )
Communicare Sydney (1982 - 2011)
Community Services (2011 - ), Department of Family and Community Services
Department of Aboriginal Affairs (1997 - )
Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia and the Solomon Islands Archives (1880s - )
Dunlea Centre (2010 - )
Eddy's Place (1989 - )
Fairbridge Foundation (c. 1973 - )
Family Tracing Service, The Salvation Army
Good Samaritan Archives
Hunter Mission (1991 - 2000)
Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea (2011 - ), ISMAPNG
Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea Archives, Bathurst Repository (2011 - )
Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea Archives, Stanmore (2012 - )
Integricare (2011 - )
Kemblawarra Child and Family Centre Inc. (1980 - )
Lutanda Children's Home (1930 - )
Marist Youth Care
Mission Australia (1996 - )
Mitchell Library (1910 - ), State Library of New South Wales
Moore College Library (1856 - )
Northern Territory Archives Service (1983 - )
Nunya Aboriginal Foster Care Support (1988 - )
Nursing History Research Unit, Sydney Nursing School (1990? - ), University of Sydney
Presbyterian Social Services Child and Family Program (1988 - )
Prince of Wales Hospital (1953 - )
Protestant Federation Home Collection (1921 - c. 1960), Canterbury City Council Local History Photograph Collection
Royal Far West (1924 - )
The Salvation Army Australia (Eastern Territory) (1882 - )
Sisters of Mercy Archives (North Sydney) (1865? - )
Sisters of Mercy, Bathurst Congregational Archives ( - 2011)
Sisters of Mercy, Goulburn Congregational Centre (c. 1873 - 2012)
Sisters of Mercy, Parramatta Congregation (1888 - )
Sisters of the Good Shepherd (1863 - )
St Edmund's School (1951 - )
St Joseph's Cowper Incorporated (1993 - ), SJC
St Saviour's Neighbourhood Centre Goulburn (1980 - )
State Library of New South Wales (1827 - )
State Records Authority of New South Wales (1961 - )
Stretch-A-Family Inc. (1976 - )
United Aborigines Mission (1894 - )
United Protestant Association of New South Wales Ltd. (1938 - )
Uniting Church Archives (1977? - )
UnitingCare Burnside (2000 - )
University of Newcastle Archives
Weldon Centre (c. 1980 - )
Wesley Mission (1993 - )
Reformatory
The term Reformatory refers to a form of children's institution first promoted by the British nineteenth century child-reformer Mary Carpenter. They were originally intended as a means of separating children who had been convicted of criminal offences from the adult prisoner population. At times, children and young people have been accommodated in adult prisons. In Australia reformatories were used for children who were convicted of offences, but also for children who were, for a variety of reasons, judged as needing strong discipline. These institutions were also known as training schools and training institutions.
Biloela Industrial School, Cockatoo Island (1867 - 1887)
Brush Farm Reformatory (1908 - 1912)
Daruk (1960 - 1981?)
Endeavour House (1976 - 1990)
Gosford Farm Home for Boys (1911 - 1923)
Gosford Training School (1923 - 1945)
Institution for Boys, Tamworth (1948 - 1976)
Institution for Girls, Hay (1961 - 1974)
Mittagong Cottage Homes (1885 - 1976)
Mount Penang Detention Centre (1988 - 1991)
Mount Penang Training School for Boys (1946 - 1987)
Nautical School Ship 'Vernon' (1867 - 1892)
Newcastle Industrial School for Females (1867 - 1871)
Ormond Training School (1962 - 1977)
Parramatta Girls Industrial School (1887 - 1912)
Parramatta Girls Training Home (1912 - 1946)
Parramatta Girls Training School (1946 - 1974)
Probationary Farm Home, Dora Creek (1900 - 1913)
Probationary Farm Home, Toronto (1909 - 1912?)
Raymond Terrace Home (1913 - 1930?)
Reiby Training School (1973 - 1991)
Shaftesbury Reformatory School (1880 - 1904)
'Sobraon' Training Ship (1892 - 1911)
Yawarra Training School (1969 - 1979)
Reformer
The term Reformer describes a person who advocates for change within a system – in this case, child welfare.
Ardill, George Edward (1857 - 1945), Baptist, Philanthropist, Reformer and Writer
Maynard, Charles Frederick (Fred) (1879 - 1946), Reformer
Religious Order
The term Religious Order refers to a group composed of initiated people committed to a particular set of values within a Church – within Christianity this often refers to religious Brothers (monks) and Sisters (nuns).
Christian Brothers
Church Army (1932 - )
Church of England Deaconess Institution (1891 - 1980s)
Community of Sisters of the Church of England (c. 1893 - c. 1927)
Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul (1926 - )
Daughters of our Lady of Compassion
Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia and the Solomon Islands (1867 - )
Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (1941 - )
Good Shepherd Sisters (1857 - 1866)
The Hospitaller Brothers of St John of God (1947 - ), New South Wales
Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea (2011 - ), ISMAPNG
Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia (1981 - 2011), ISMA
Marist Brothers (1872 - )
Salesians of Don Bosco (1922 - )
Sisters of Charity of Australia (1815 - )
Sisters of Mercy, Bathurst Congregation (1867 - 2011)
Sisters of Mercy, Goulburn Congregation (1859 - 2011)
Sisters of Mercy, Grafton Congregation (1884 - 2011)
Sisters of Mercy, Gunnedah Congregation (1887 - 2011)
Sisters of Mercy, North Sydney Congregation (1865 - )
Sisters of Mercy, Parramatta Congregation (1888 - )
Sisters of Mercy, Singleton Congregation (1875 - 2011)
Sisters of Mercy, Wilcannia-Forbes Congregation (1890 - 2011)
Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart (1872 - )
Sisters of the Community of the Holy Name (1888 - )
Sisters of the Good Samaritan (1866 - )
Sisters of the Good Shepherd (1863 - )
Sisters of the Holy Cross
Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth (1875 - )
Repository
The term Repository describes a storage facility for or a collection of records. This function is given to organisations holding archival records described on this website.
Anglican Deaconess Ministries Ltd (1980s)
Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn Archives
Anglicare Adoption Services (1997 - )
Anglicare Out-of-Home Care Services (2008 - )
Archives of Mary MacKillop and the Sisters of St Joseph
Archives of the Gunnedah Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy ( - 2009)
Archives of the Sisters of Charity of Australia
Archives of the Sisters of Compassion
Australian Red Cross (1914 - )
Baptist Community Services (1986 - )
Barnardos Australia (c. 1995 - )
Bidura Children's Court (1983 - )
Bungarimbil Adolescent and Family Care Program (c. 1989 - ?)
Burnside Archives
CASPA [Child and Adolescent Specialist Programs and Accommodation] (c. 2000 - )
CatholicCare Adoption Services (2011 - )
CatholicCare Hunter-Manning Social Services (2011 - )
CatholicCare Sydney (2011 - )
CatholicCare, Diocese of Broken Bay (2013 - )
Centacare, Broken Bay (1988 - c. 2013)
Convent of Mercy Archives (Parramatta)
Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia and the Solomon Islands Archives (1880s - )
Dunlea Centre (2010 - )
Eddy's Place (1989 - )
Good Samaritan Archives
Hunter Mission (1991 - 2000)
Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea Archives, Bathurst Repository (2011 - )
Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea Archives, Stanmore (2012 - )
Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia (1981 - 2011), ISMA
Lutanda Children's Home (1930 - )
Mercy Family Life Centre, Waitara (1977 - 1994)
Mitchell Library (1910 - ), State Library of New South Wales
Moore College Library (1856 - )
Northcott (1995 - )
Northern Sydney Local Health Network Medical Records
Northern Territory Archives Service (1983 - )
Nursing History Research Unit, Sydney Nursing School (1990? - ), University of Sydney
Presbyterian Social Services Child and Family Program (1988 - )
Prince of Wales Hospital (1953 - )
Records held by Anglican Deaconess Ministries Ltd (1891 - ), Church of England Deaconess Ministries
The Salvation Army Australia (Eastern Territory) (1882 - )
Sisters of Mercy Archives (North Sydney) (1865? - )
Sisters of Mercy, Bathurst Congregational Archives ( - 2011)
Sisters of Mercy, Goulburn Congregational Centre (c. 1873 - 2012)
Sisters of the Good Shepherd (1863 - )
St Edmund's School (1951 - )
St Joseph's Cowper Incorporated (1993 - ), SJC
St Saviour's Neighbourhood Centre Goulburn (1980 - )
State Library of New South Wales (1827 - )
State Records Authority of New South Wales (1961 - )
Stretch-A-Family Inc. (1976 - )
Tresillian Mothercraft Homes (1918 - ), Royal Society for the Welfare of Mothers and Babies
United Protestant Association of New South Wales Ltd. (1938 - )
Uniting Church Archives (1977? - )
University of Newcastle Archives
Weldon Centre (c. 1980 - )
Wesley Mission (1993 - )
Residential Care
The term Residential Care refers to models of out-of-home care that emerged from around the 1980s, including Residential Units. Residential Care is different to Home-Based Care (such as foster care or kinship care). Residential Units are usually run by Community Service Organisations or Non-Government Organisations.
CASPA [Child and Adolescent Specialist Programs and Accommodation] (c. 2000 - )
CatholicCare, Diocese of Broken Bay (2013 - )
Murray-Dwyer Group Homes (c. 1969 - c. 1979)