Arncliffe Girls' Home; The Nest Children's Home; Arncliffe Girls' Industrial School
The Admission Register for Arncliffe Girls' Home (and its predecessors, The Nest Children's Home, and Arncliffe Girls' Industrial School) 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. Quantity: 1 volume (part).
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, http://nma.gov.au/blogs/inside/files/2011/02/connectkin_guide1.pdf.
Prepared by: Melissa Downing
Created: 10 August 2011, Last modified: 17 May 2014