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New South Wales - Archival Series

Individual Case Files (1970 - 1994)

St Saviour's Children's Home


This archival series contains records relating to St Saviour's Children's Home, later known as St Saviour's Cottage Home, and the St Saviour's Adolescent Program. The records are mostly individual case files dated from 1970 to 1994.


Access Conditions

The Diocesan Registrar has an open approach to access to records in this collection, only diocesan restrictions apply. Proof of identity is required, there is no written form to fill in and no fee is charged for finding information.


According to Connecting Kin, a guide published in 1998 by the New South Wales Government, page 116, the records in this archival series are "Individual Case Files for the Children's Home, 1970-81, the Cottage Home, 1981-86, and the Adolescent Program, 1986-94. The content of the files varies in type and detail, and may include: referral information; parent placement agreement; case conference records; information sheets; and case history reports. The later files, from 1986-94 may also include: admission and discharge reports; court reports; psychological reports and after care reports."


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