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New South Wales - Archival Series

Dr. Barnardo's in Australia, records (c. 1921 - c. 1978)

From
c. 1921
To
c. 1978
Website
http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=422973
Reference No
MLMSS 3467 (MLK 756-MLK 955)
Legal Status
State Library of New South Wales - Manuscripts & Pictures Call Number

This collection titled 'Dr. Barnardo's in Australia, records' includes 200 boxes of records relating to the orphanages, children's homes and Child Migration Schemes run and or participated in by Barnardo's Australia between 1921 and 1978. The types of records include files relating to children who stayed at the orphanages with titles such as "Files Regarding English Discharges - Boys Burden - Burton, ca. 1920-1978" and "Girls Court - Crouch, ca. 1920-1978". These files are ordered alphabetically according to the child's surname. There are also minute books, financial and discharge records, bequest files, correspondence, reports, publicity material, and cuttings books. These records are held by the State Library of New South Wales and their 'call number' is MLMSS 3467 (MLK 756-MLK 955). This call number is important when requesting access to the records.

Details

Access Conditions

This collection titled, Dr. Barnardo's in Australia, records, are held by the State Library of New South Wales. To access these records care leavers are advised to contact the State Library of New South Wales and quote the call number MLMSS 3467, care leavers may also be required to contact Barnardo's Australia and provide proof of identity to protect the privacy of people who may be mentioned in these records.

Relatives who are the next of kin of people who have passed on and experienced out of home care through Barnardo's Australia can also access some records about their loved ones. Relatives will also need to contact the State Library of New South Wales and quote the call number MLMSS 3467. Relatives may also be required to contact Barnardo's Australia and provide proof of identity and their kin status to protect the privacy of people who may be mentioned in these records.

Records

    This archival collection includes:
  • Records about the financial and administrative running of Toolgan Bale, Illawong, Belmont Helpers Guild, and the Forest Guild;
  • Records in alphabetical order by name of estate titles 'Bequest Files';
  • Records in alphabetical order by name of people who experienced care titled 'Files Regarding English Discharges - Boys'; and
  • Records in alphabetical order by name of people who experienced care titled 'Girls'.

Is Held By

  • State Library of New South Wales (1827 - )

    The client files of former residents are held by the State Library of NSW. Please note, clients and ex-clients must contact Barnardos Australia for permission and assistance to access these files.

Publications

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Dr. Barnardo's in Australia records ca. 1921 - 1978 [Contents]', in State Library of New South Wales Online Catalogue, State Library of New South Wales, http://acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=422973; 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