The records in this collection relate to services and out-of-home-care provided by Boys Town Engadine. The records are dated from 1940 onwards and vary in detail. These records are held by Boys Town in a secure archive room.
According to Connecting Kin: Guide to Records published in 1998 by the New South Wales Department of Community Services by page 136 - 137 the records in this archival collection 'contain information about residents of Boys' Town, Engadine. The information in the early records is very basic: name, date of birth and address. Some records contain referral information. The more recent records, dating from the 1970s, for example, have more information in the form of reports, referrals, etc. Quantity: 32 boxes of cards and files.
Other than the information contained in an individual file, there are some related records such as photo albums for more recent years. This additional information is limited, and the albums are indexed or filed. These albums are also kept at Boys' Town's offices at Engadine.'
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: 14 November 2014