The Battye Library's Private Archives Collection contains records of the Western Australian Uniting Church. This collection is identified by the manuscript number MN 659. The Uniting Church collection contains records from individual parishes or circuits, and from various organisations or groups (including children's homes and other institutions) and some travelling ministers within the Uniting Church.
The Battye Library has created finding aids (known as Manuscript Notes or MNs) to assist people to access information in this collection. The finding aid consists of two lists. One list relates to the records from individual parishes, and is arranged by location. The other list contains records from organisations or groups and is arranged by name.
The listing for individual parishes could contain helpful information for people looking for baptismal certificates. The listing for organisations and groups contains details of records relating to Children's Homes and practices relating to out of home care.
The Uniting Church collection at the Battye Library was the basis for the Uniting Church of Western Australia's Children's Homes database, which lists the names of many children who were 'in care' at Methodist, Presbyterian and Uniting Church Homes.
Many of the records relating to people who have been in out of home care are restricted to protect the privacy of individuals, but there are also many items of interest which are open to the public.
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.
We do not currently have any photographs linked to this entry. If you know of any additional photographs, please contact us.
The Find & Connect Support Service can help people who lived in orphanages and children's institutions look for their records.
19 November 2021
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/wa/WE00676
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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