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New South Wales - Archival Series

Roll Books (1924 - 1975)

St Joseph's Orphanage, Bathurst

Reference No
Series 002
Legal Status
ISMAPNG Archives Series Number

This series of records was created by St Joseph's Orphanage, Bathurst (Girls' Home). The series is made up of two volumes covering 1924-1974 and contains handwritten entries of details of children admitted to the Orphanage during that period. They contain information including: year of Roll, name, date of admission, date of leaving and with whom. From the 1930s onward they may also include the following additional information: date of birth, where from, religion, Holy Communion, Confirmation (Volume 1 only). Volume 2 contains details of discharge plus some other notations on individuals relating to their family or status.The Roll Books are managed by the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea (ISMAPNG).


Access Conditions

Application for access must be made, in writing, to the Archivist, providing personal identification documents to establish the right to access information. Physical access to the records is not permitted due to their fragility and the need to protect the confidentiality of information concerning other persons. Information will be forwarded by mail.

Sources used to compile this entry: Document received from ISMAPNG Archives in June 2013, 'Information for Find & Connect Website - Records Access Documentation Project, ISMAPNG Archives, Bathurst'. Email from Lachie Douglas (Lotus Place) dated 3 November 2016 stating that the records of St Josephs Orphanage, Bathurst were transferred to the ISMAPNG Archives and Heritage - Institute Centre in Stanmore, New South Wales.

Prepared by: Ann McCarthy