St John's Orphanage, Thurgoona
The Admission Register from St John's Orphanage, Thurgoona date from 1882 to 1995. In most cases the Register contains the following information: name of child; date of birth; dates of admission and discharge; former address (sometimes only the name of a town); and religion. The name of at least one parent appears. If siblings came into care their details are also recorded. It is not always possible to determine the exact reason for admission.
Information in the records is available to the individual to whom it relates, or a family member provided they can prove their relationship to the person. Information is not available to third parties about a person who is still alive. All requests for access to information should be directed to the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australasia and Papua New Guinea.
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; Email to 'ISMAPNG Professional Standards' dated 11 Nov 2016, in FACP project files held at the ESRC.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 10 August 2011, Last modified: 3 January 2017