St Anne's Children's Centre
Admission Records (applications, notifications, files) is a series of records containing the following information: child's name, date and place of birth, date and place of baptism, vaccination record; father's name, occupation, date and place of death and religion; mother's maiden name, date and place of death and religion; parents' date and place of marriage; names and addresses of surviving parent, near relative or guardian, clergyman or person recommending the child; maintenance agreement if any; date of admission; signature of person receiving the child; and signature of person having the child admitted. Additional information is available for more recent admissions (from 1974) as forms become files including correspondence and court orders referring to expected length of placement, social worker contact, sacraments, schooling, medical history, particulars of children in the family (surname, first names, dates and places of birth, religion, address), details of reason for placement, and progress reports. Quantity: 8 boxes (part)
Application for access must be made, in writing, to the Archivist-in-Charge, providing personal identification and establishing the right to access information. Physical access to the records is not permitted due to their fragility and the need to protect the confidentiality of information concerning other persons. Information will be forwarded by mail.
Copies of these records are also maintained at CatholicCare Adoption Services.
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: 1 December 2014