• Archival Series

Admission Register, St John's Orphanage, Thurgoona

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Please contact the Archivist, ISMAPNG Archives and Heritage – Sydney.

Postal Address: PO Box 284 Petersham, NSW 2049

Email: ismapngarchives@ismapng.org.au

Website: https://institute.mercy.org.au/about-us/archives-and-heritage/


The Admission Register from St John’s Orphanage, Thurgoona date from 1882 to 1995. In most cases the Register contains the following information: name of child; date of birth; dates of admission and discharge; former address (sometimes only the name of a town); and religion. The name of at least one parent appears. If siblings came into care their details are also recorded. It is not always possible to determine the exact reason for admission.

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Information in the records is available to the individual to whom it relates, or a family member provided they can prove their relationship to the person. Information is not available to third parties about a person who is still alive. All requests for access to information should be directed to the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australasia and Papua New Guinea.

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