Newtown Maternity and Rescue Home
The Inmates' Register comprises of one volume which contains biographical information about each woman admitted, including: name; age; where from; marital status; physical and spiritual condition; whether they had been in prison or other homes and, if so, for what reason; 'capabilities' (i.e. occupational skills); date and details of discharge (e.g. if sent to employment, whether returned home, etc.); and any remarks. The volume has been indexed retrospectively by staff of the Salvation Army's Social Services Department.
Former residents and clients can access information about themselves after providing proof of identity. Access to information may be given to a third party providing they have written permission from the person to whom the information relates, can prove a connection with that person, or show evidence that the person is deceased. All other applications for access will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Access to information about adoptions is subject to the provisions of the NSW Adoption Act 2000.
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, https://clan.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/connectkin_guide.pdf.
Prepared by: Melissa Downing
Created: 10 August 2011, Last modified: 17 May 2014