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New South Wales - Organisation

Centacare Newcastle (1965 - 2011)

Adoption Agency, Catholic and Church Agency

Centacare Newcastle was established in 1965 as the official welfare arm of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. In 2011 its name was changed to CatholicCare Hunter-Manning Social Services. It was an adoption agency in its own right, but from 1997 handled Catholic and Anglican adoptions in the Newcastle area on behalf of Centacare Adoption Services and Anglicare Adoption Services.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 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,

Prepared by: Naomi Parry and Melissa Downing