St Joseph's Orphanage, Bathurst
This series of records was created by St Joseph's Orphanage, Bathurst (Girls' Home). The series is made up of one volume containing handwritten completion of forms to comply with the provisions of the Child Welfare Act 1939--Regulations 47A(w) and 47b(g), at the time of the closure of the Orphanage in 1975. These records are managed by the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea (ISMAPNG).
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.
The records in this Series contain information including: Name and Address of Children's Home; Details of Child: Surname, Christian names, Date of birth, Sex; Details of Reception: Previous address, Date admitted; Details of Discharge/Transfer: Date of discharge/transfer, to whom discharged/transferred, Address of person to whom discharged/transferred, Relationship to child, Whether child was discharged/transferred with a view to adoption; Death: Date of death, Place of death, Cause of death, Duration of last illness, Attending medical practitioner, Officer-in-charge, Police Station location, Date of notification to Police Officer-in-charge; Admission to Hospital: Nature of illness, Name of hospital, Date of admission.
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 (Lanterns) dated 3 November 2016 about the transfer of these records to Stanmore.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 31 October 2013, Last modified: 3 January 2017