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New South Wales - Archival Series

Notices of Reception, Discharge, Death or Admission to Hospital of a Child (1970 - 1977)

Reference No
Series 003
Legal Status
ISMAPNG Archives Series Number

The Notices of Reception, Discharge, Death or Admission to Hospital of a Child is an archival series with records related to St Joseph's Orphanage, Goulburn, and to St John's Home, Auburn St, Goulburn. It is one volume of handwritten completion of forms created 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. The information includes: 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. Entries are for girls only. The Notices of Reception, Discharge, Death or Admission to Hospital of a Child 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.

Related Organisations

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 for Australia and Papua New Guinea - former Goulburn Congregation Records', held in RADP project files on the ESRC share drive. Email from Lachie Douglas (Lotus Place) dated 3 November 2016.

Prepared by: Ann McCarthy