The Charities Board and the Hospitals and Charities Commission had some responsibilities for oversight of charitable institutions in Victoria. This series contains records relating to the Charities Board's interactions with particular 'care' providers. A large amount of correspondence exists between the charitable institution and the Inspector of Charities. This series also contains correspondence about significant events that occurred at the various institutions, such as the outbreak of disease, the death of children, structural and organisational changes etc.
Many records show that the Inspector's work included a wide range of issues to do with the institutions and that he sometimes became involved in the cases of individual children.
Researchers can expect to find records relating to:
Highlights of the collection include:
For a list of units in this series containing records relating to children's institutions, see the [List of files regarding Children's Homes PDF].
We do not currently have any records linked to this organisation, but records may exist. The Find & Connect Support Service can help people who lived in orphanages and children's institutions look for their records.
14 February 2019
Cite this: https://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/vic/E000723
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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