Gill Memorial Home for Boys and Dee Why Home for Boys
The Inmates' Register comprises of one volume which contains the following information about each boy admitted: date of admission; name in full; date and place of birth; religion; reason for admission; name and address of parent or guardian; if handed over by the State; discharge date; condition of health; where sent (upon discharge); nature of employment and weekly wages if sent to a job; and name and address of future guardian.
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 volume contains the Inmates' Register for the Gill Memorial Home for Boys, Goulburn, 10 Sep. 1936 to 18 Oct. 1993 and Dee Why Home for Boys, 16 Jul. 1928 to 9 Oct. 1936. When the Dee Why Home closed in October 1936, some of the boys were transferred to Goulburn; others were transferred to Bexley Boys' Home.
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