• Archival Collection

Australian Red Cross Collection, University of Melbourne Archives

To access these records

Please contact the Archivist, University of Melbourne Archives:

Postal Address: Archives, Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne VIC 3010

Phone: (03) 8344 6848 or (03) 8344 0590

Email: archives@archives.unimelb.edu.au

Website: https://archives.unimelb.edu.au/

Records Location


Australian Red Cross Collection is a collection donated to the University of Melbourne Archives (UMA) in 2013, as part of the Red Cross’s Centenary ‘Gift to the Nation’. The records at UMA come from the Australian Red Cross National Office and the Victorian Division of the Australian Red Cross. The collection includes some records relating to children’s Homes run by the Red Cross.

Access Conditions

The majority of records in this collection are on open access, however some are partly restricted. Please contact University of Melbourne Archives for more information.


The Australian Red Cross Heritage Collection, University of Melbourne Archives does not contain any individual case files about children in Homes run by the Red Cross. There are administrative records and correspondence relating to Red Cross children’s Homes within the collection.

It contains minutes of meetings about Homes in Victoria, including Lady Dugan Red Cross Home in Malvern, Edgecliff House in Hampton and Welfare House in St Kilda.

There are some records relating to Margate House in Queensland, including plans of the home.

The collection also contains records such as annual reports, publications and some photographs, some of which relate to Red Cross children’s Homes.

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