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New South Wales - Archival Series

Files of Carramar Residents who kept their Children (1961 - 1965)

Anglicare Adoption Services


This archival series titled Files of Carramar Residents who kept their Children is held by Anglicare Adoption Services and makes up part of their archival collection.These records relate to the period of the Carramar Adoption Agency (1961-1965). They are incomplete as very few applications have been kept by the agency.


Access Conditions

Access to the records in this series is based around the Adoption Act 2000. For plain language information on what this means for you the New South Wales Government has created two sets of fact sheets. One for adoptions before 2010 and one for all adoptions after 2010. links to these factsheets are provided below under "Publications".

Depending on your age (if you are under 18), if you are a relative or an individual who experienced adoption directly and on the time of your adoption experience you will have different kinds of access to records in this series. As such people wishing to access records in this series should contact Anglicare to find out what access conditions apply to them.


These few surviving records are filed alphabetically under the surname of the child's birth parents. The files relate to 88 birth mothers who chose not to relinquish their child or children for adoption. The information contained on the files includes the name of the mother and child or children, date of birth, and address at the time of the application.

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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: Melissa Downing