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New South Wales - Archival Collection

Records of the Weldon Centre (1893 - 1993)

Church of England Children's Homes, Burwood


Records held by the Weldon Centre include client files and admission and discharge records (1893-1993) from the Church of England Children's Homes, Burwood. Please note, these records were listed in Connecting Kin in 1997 as being controlled by The Weldon Centre. As of February 2014, The Weldon Centre had not confirmed whether these records survive.


Access Conditions

As at 2014, Find & Connect web resource staff were uncertain of the access conditions, or even survival, of records held by the Weldon Centre.


The amount and type of information available in this collection varies, as the records are incomplete. The agency holds some birth certificates dating back to the early 1900s. Generally, the information available includes: name and date of birth of child; and dates of admission and discharge. Some of the files contain letters to the child from their parents; photographs; and some school reports. The agency staff have compiled a list of all children for whom records are held. Quantity: 8 boxes


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: Leanne Howard and Naomi Parry