The Fold Girls' Home
This Admission Register contains records from The Fold Girls' Home and Canowindra Girls' Home ('Lyndon House'). It includes the following information: date of admission; name and date of birth; name and address of parent or guardian; whether the child was handed over by the State; date of discharge; condition of health; where sent; if employment was found, nature of work and wages received; name and address of future guardian; and remarks.
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.
The Admission Register comprises one volume. It has records for the Canowindra Girls' Home ('Lyndon House') from 28 March 1942 to 19 September 1976, and records for The Fold Girls' Home from 18 April 1924 to 27 March 1942.
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
Created: 10 August 2011, Last modified: 10 March 2014