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New South Wales - Archival Series

Notifications of Reception (1915 - 1959)

St John's Home, Goulburn

Reference No
Series 001
Legal Status
ISMAPNG Archives Series Number

Notifications of Reception is an archival series created by St John's Home, Goulburn. The Series is made up of ten volumes (registers) containing copies of Notification of Reception forms completed to comply with provisions of the Infant Protection Act, 1904 and the Child Welfare Act, 1923 and 1939. The registers contain information including: full name of child; date and place of birth; religion of child; name, marital status, address and occupation of parents; name and address of person from whom child was received into the home; date child was received; particulars of arrangements made by parent for clothing and medical attendance; and amount of monies paid and by whom. Note that records do not cover the period April 1939 to June 1943, or 1944.The records 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 Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea - Former Goulburn Congregation Records'. Email from Lachie Douglas (Lanterns) on 3 November 2016.

Prepared by: Ann McCarthy