These are records created by Thornbury Lodge and held by Museums of History NSW (State Archives). The records contain information about children that spent time at Thornbury Lodge, and include admission and discharge registers, medical registers, child welfare cards, report books, and visitor books. The majority of these records date from the 1970s, however there are records that date back to 1957.
Access to these records is currently restricted. In New South Wales, records relating to individuals, such as case files and correspondence are closed to public access for 100 years. Records such as registers and indexes are closed to public access for 80 years.
Care Leavers wishing to access records about themselves will need to complete a Care Leaver Records Access Application Form (downloadable from the Care Leaver Records Access Unit website or available at a Community Services Centre). Completed application forms with proof of identity can be sent to the Care Leaver Records Access Unit, or lodged with a Community Services Centre. For further information please contact the Care Leaver Records Access Unit.
The following information about these records has been published in the State Archives catalogue:
Prepared by: Constance Thurley-Hart
Created: 2 June 2023