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New South Wales - Archival Collection

Royleston records, State Archives NSW (1940 - 1984)

Reference No
NRS-21263; RNCG-5089; RNCG-5090; RNCG-5091; RNCG-5093; RNCG-5094; RNCG-5097; RNCG-5099; RNCG-5100; RNCG-5101; RNCG-5103; RNCG-5106; RNCG-5109; RNCG-5111; RNCG-5112; RNCG-5114; RNCG-5116; RNCG-5120
Legal Status
State Records Authority of New South Wales Series Numbers

These are records created by Royleston Receiving Home, Glebe, that are held by Museums of History NSW (State Archives). The records contain information about children living at the Home, and include admission and discharge registers, medical records, visitor books, punishment books, court cards, and photographs.


Access Conditions

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 are a selection of records created by Royleston and held by Museums of History NSW (State Archives). Listed here are the titles and dates of records and their series/reference number (required when ordering records for viewing). Most of these records have only been partially processed by Museums of History, and so further descriptions are not yet available (as of April 2023).

These records are believed to contain information about children residing at Royleston. In addition to these records, Museums of History hold further administrative and operational records created by Royleston that are less likely to contain personal information about children. For a list of all records created by the institution please see the Royleston Agency description on the Museums of History website.

Prepared by: Constance Thurley-Hart