The Church of England (Anglican) Diocese of Newcastle was formed around 1800. It was responsible for the operation of several children's homes in the Hunter and Manning River areas of New South Wales.
Children's homes run by the Church of England/Anglican Diocese of Newcastle included St Christopher's Home for Little Children, Morpeth Home for Children, St Alban's Home for Boys, St George's Training Farm Home for Boys and St Saviour's Children's Home.
In some cases, day to day management, oversight and staffing of the Homes was done by allied organisations appointed by the Diocese, including the Church Army and the Sisters of the Holy Cross.
Some records from these Homes are now held by the University of Newcastle Archives.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'St Alban's Muswellbrook', The Muswellbrook Chronicle, 28 August 1942, http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/107694611; Thinee, Kristy and Bradford, Tracy, Connecting Kin: Guide to Records, A guide to help people separated from their families search for their records [completed in 1998], New South Wales Department of Community Services, Sydney, New South Wales, 1998, https://clan.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/connectkin_guide.pdf.
Prepared by: Melissa Downing and Naomi Parry
Created: 3 March 2011, Last modified: 17 August 2020