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New South Wales - Archival Series

Index of Residents (1961 - 1990)

St Catherine's Orphanage

28 May 1961
August 1990

Index of Residents is an archival series relating to St Catherine's Orphanage. It is arranged alphabetically by the surname of the resident, and includes the following information: name; date of birth; date of admission; and names of siblings.

The Index of Residents was held by the Sisters of Mercy Archives (North Sydney) until 2012, when the series was transferred to CatholicCare Sydney.


Access Conditions

People seeking access to information will need to verify their identity with a signed statement of request and two forms of identification, one of which should be signed.

There are additional identification requirements for relatives of Care Leavers and Former Child Migrants and those wishing to access the records of someone who is deceased or unable to request the records for themselves.

Where adoption is involved, there are separate requirements related to accessing Social and Medical information in keeping with the Adoption Act 2000.

If you are experiencing any difficulties in meeting any of the identification requirements please contact CatholicCare.

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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,

Prepared by: Naomi Parry