St Joseph's Home for Children, Croydon
Notification of Reception (incomplete) is an archival series relating to St Joseph's Home for Children, Croydon. It comprises volumes containing carbon copies of Returns of Particulars to be Registered Pursuant to section 34 of the Child Welfare Act 1939, regulation 42 (Child Welfare Department Form 14). The information includes: full name of child; date and place of birth; religion of child; name, marital status, address and occupation of parents; name and address of person from whom child was received into the home; date child was received; particulars of arrangements made by parent for clothing and medical attendance; and amount of monies paid and by whom.
Physical access to the original records is not possible due to their fragility and the need to protect the privacy of others mentioned in the records.
These records were transferred to CatholicCare Adoption Services Bankstown in April 2013. All written and telephone requests for access should be made to 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 and Naomi Parry
Created: 10 August 2011, Last modified: 10 March 2014