Some items in this series have open access, and can be ordered from the State Records Office of Western Australia. Other items in this series are restricted to protect personal privacy, or have not yet been examined for access requirements. For access to these records, please contact the Aboriginal History Research Services.
This series contains a large number of items, many of which relate to the administration of missions and children's homes that received Aboriginal children removed from their families. In many cases these items include registers of "inmates", as well as reports on missions/homes, correspondence, child endowment records, and general administrative records. This series also contains a small number of items that more generally relate to child welfare matters, including adoption, fostering/boarding out, accommodation for school children, and medical treatment of children.
A number of 'personal' files are also included. (The term 'personal' file is a slight misnomer as these files invariably contain limited correspondence regarding the person stated. The Department of Community Development holds a fuller series of personal files relating to Aboriginal people. These files were created by the various departments responsible for Aboriginal welfare and were transferred to the Department for Community Welfare in 1972).
The below document contains a list of items in this series that may be of relevance to Care Leavers. The items are arranged by the Home/Institution or theme that they refer to.
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.
14 September 2022
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/wa/WE00914
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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