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New South Wales - Organisation

Worimi Children's Court (c. 1966 - 2006)

  • Worimi - rooms for inmates. There are boy boys and girls at Worimi [original caption]

    "Worimi" - rooms for inmates. There are boy boys and girls at "Worimi" [original caption], c. 1966, courtesy of New South Wales government.
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From
c. 1966
To
2006

Worimi Children's Court was a specialist children's court that serves the Newcastle region. It is thought to have been established in 1966. In 2006 it was replaced by a new court at Broadmeadow, Children's Court of NSW at Broadmeadow.

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Children's Courts

In many instances, especially in the case of smaller Courts, the depositions of proceedings in Children's Courts are interfiled with the adult depositions. There are, however, several designated Children's Courts in New South Wales: Bidura Children's Court at Glebe (in Sydney's inner west); Cobham Children's Court at Werrington (in Sydney's far west); Worimi Children's Court at Broadmeadow (Newcastle); Minda Children's Court at Lidcombe (in Sydney's west); Campsie Children's Court at Campsie (in Sydney's south west); and Yasmar Children's Court at Haberfield (in Sydney's inner west).

Court records are held by the State Records Authority of New South Wales. In 2014 there were no records listed in the Concise Guide to the State Archives relating to this organisation. Since the Guide was last updated it is possible that additional records have been deposited with the State Records Authority of New South Wales. In addition, records are still held by the Courts themselves. As all requests for information must be directed through the Clerk of the relevant Court, current information about holdings will be available from the Court.

Location

1977? - 2006
Location - Worimi Children's Court was situated at Newcastle. Location: Newcastle

Publications

Reports

  • Boyle, Brian, The Child Welfare Schools: Recollections of these unique schools and the men and women who taught in them often under considerable difficulty, unpublished typescript, (618 pp. : ill., ports ; 32 cm), 1996. Details
  • Child Welfare Department, Annual Report: Child Welfare Department of New South Wales, New South Wales government, 1923-1970. Also available at https://www.opengov.nsw.gov.au/main. Details

Resources

  • Callander, Nicola, Children's Court (May/June 2006), Newcastle Law Society, 2006. Details

Online Resources

Photos

Title
"Worimi" - rooms for inmates. There are boy boys and girls at "Worimi" [original caption]
Type
Image
Date
c. 1966
Publisher
New South Wales government

Details

Title
"Worimi" - opened on 30th June, 1966 at Newcastle
Type
Image
Date
c. 1966
Publisher
New South Wales government

Details

Official opening and general views of Worimi Centre at Wollongong [sic]
Title
Official opening and general views of Worimi Centre at Wollongong [sic]
Type
Image
Date
9 November 1979
Source
State Library of New South Wales

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Callander, Nicola, Children's Court (May/June 2006), Newcastle Law Society, 2006; Child Welfare Department, Annual Report: Child Welfare Department of New South Wales, New South Wales government, 1923-1970. Also available at https://www.opengov.nsw.gov.au/main; 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, http://nma.gov.au/blogs/inside/files/2011/02/connectkin_guide1.pdf; "Worimi" - opened on 30th June, 1966 at Newcastle [Image], Date: c. 1966; "Worimi" - rooms for inmates. There are boy boys and girls at "Worimi" [original caption] [Image], Date: c. 1966.

Prepared by: Melissa Downing and Naomi Parry