• Archival Series

Roll Books, St Joseph's Orphanage, Bathurst

To access these records

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/

Reference Number

Quote this number to access your records: ISMAPNG Archives Series Number, Series 002


This series of records was created by St Joseph’s Orphanage, Bathurst (Girls’ Home). The series is made up of two volumes covering 1924-1974 and contains handwritten entries of details of children admitted to the Orphanage during that period. They contain information including: year of Roll, name, date of admission, date of leaving and with whom. From the 1930s onward they may also include the following additional information: date of birth, where from, religion, Holy Communion, Confirmation (Volume 1 only). Volume 2 contains details of discharge plus some other notations on individuals relating to their family or status.The Roll Books are managed by the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea (ISMAPNG).

Access Conditions

Application for access must be made, in writing, to the Archivist, providing personal identification documents to establish the right to access information. Physical access to the records is not permitted due to their fragility and the need to protect the confidentiality of information concerning other persons. Information will be forwarded by mail.

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