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New South Wales - Archival Series

Admission Registers (1919 - 1984)

St Patrick's Orphanage


The Admission Registers from St Patrick's Orphanage, Armidale NSW contain the following information: name of child; date of birth; dates of admission and discharge; former address (sometimes only a town); and religion. The name of at least one parent usually appears. If siblings came into care, their details are also recorded. It is not always possible to deduce the exact reason for admission.


Access Conditions

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.


Quantity: 5 volumes


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,; Email with Archivist at Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea Archives, dated 12 February 2015, subject: Additional series on Find & Connect website that weren't in RADP, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.

Prepared by: Naomi Parry