St Joseph's Home, Croydon
Notifications of Discharge (incomplete) is an archival series relating to St Joseph's Home, Croydon. It comprises carbon copy forms. They are declarations by the custodian to the Director of the Child Welfare Department that custody of the child is being relinquished. The forms record: the name of the child; the address of the custodian; to whom the child was discharged (e.g. parent) and their address; the relationship of the future custodian to the child; and the date of discharge.
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. Previously they were held by the Archives of Mary MacKillop and the Sisters of St Joseph. All requests for information about these records 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