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New South Wales - Archival Series

Letter Books (1960s)

Iandra Methodist Rural Centre


These volumes (c.1960s) contain copies of letters sent from Iandra, Greenthorpe to Methodist circuits (similar to parishes) regarding children from Iandra who were sponsored by families under an 'adopt a resident' scheme. These children may have been hosted by families on weekends or for school holidays. The letters name the children and link them with the families who cared for them.

Quantity: 6 volumes


Access Conditions

Access is available to former residents only, who may access their own files. Proof of identity must be produced by the person seeking access. Requests for access from children or siblings of former residents will be considered and information may be released subject to privacy considerations. A research fee may be charged. Access is supervised by a social worker or other suitably qualified person.


Online Resources

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,

Prepared by: Melissa Downing