The records of institutions run by the Sisters of Mercy (North Sydney) accessed through Family Spirit. The collection includes records from institutions run by the Sisters of Mercy - the Waitara Foundling Home, Our Lady of Mercy Home, Waitara, Mater Misericordiae Hospital and St Catherine's Orphanage in Brooklyn.
Access to information is restricted to the person to whom the information relates, or to an immediate relative, if necessary, who prove their relationship to that person.
Where adoption is involved, there are separate requirements related to accessing social and medical information in keeping with the Adoption Act 2000.
If you are experiencing any difficulties in meeting any of the identification requirements please contact Family Spirit.
The collection accessible through Family Spirit relates to St Catherine's Orphanage in Brooklyn, Waitara Foundling Home, Our Lady of Mercy Home at Waitara and the Mater Misericordiae Hospital. Until 2013, this collection of records was in the custody of the Mercy Family Life Centre.
The collection includes the following series:
Prepared by: Naomi Parry and Cate O'Neill
Created: 31 August 2011, Last modified: 7 September 2022