The Find & Connect web resource is funded by the Australian Government & administered by the University of Melbourne.

It was developed as a response to the powerful and effective advocacy of people who spent time in out of home care prior to 1990, who continue to guide, collaborate, and provide essential information into this period of Australia’s history.

Chief Investigators

The team responsible for the research involved in the web resource and who  provide direction to the project.

Professor Cathy Humphreys, The University of Melbourne (Social Work)

Associate Professor Gavan McCarthy, The University of Melbourne (Archives & Technology) 

Emeritus Professor Shurlee Swain, Australian Catholic University (History)


Find & Connect Web Resource Project Team

National Program Manager: Kirsten Wright

National Editor & Research Co-ordinator: Cate O’Neill

Senior Project Archivist: Nicola Laurent

Project Archivist: Constance Thurley-Hart 

Communications & Liaison Officer: Genevieve Wauchope