St Vincent's Boys' Home
The Register of Residents (1905-present) contains approximately 8000 entries relating to boys who have been resident at St Vincent's Boys' Home, Westmead. They record: name; date of birth; date of admission; mother's name; father's name; home address; school attended before admission; discharge date; and discharge information (to whom, address, etc). The entries are in the process of being entered onto a computer database. Quantity: 3 registers
Information contained in these records is available to former residents and family members. Others seeking to access information must show good reason for wishing to do so. People must complete the Permission for Release of File form and attach ID to their application.
Some school records and admission forms dating from after the 1960s are available.
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, http://nma.gov.au/blogs/inside/files/2011/02/connectkin_guide1.pdf.
Prepared by: Melissa Downing
Created: 10 August 2011, Last modified: 24 April 2017