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New South Wales - Archival Series

Notifications of Discharge (1923 - 1969)

St Joseph's Orphanage, Goulburn

Reference No
Series 004
Legal Status
ISMAPNG Archives Series Number

Notifications of Discharge is an archival series held by the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea Archives, Stanmore. These records relate to St Joseph's Orphanage, Goulburn. The Series is made up of six volumes containing copies of Notification of Discharge forms completed to comply with provisions of the Child Welfare Act 1939. The information in the registers includes: name of child; address of custodian; date of removal; removed to care of (name, occupation, address); husband's name and occupation. 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 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