The Presbyterian Children's Homes Records are held by the Presbyterian Church of Queensland. These records largely consist of minute books, relating to committees that ran Presbyterian children's Homes in Queensland. Unfortunately, there are no personal records with details about individual children in this Collection.
To access these records an initial enquiry must be made in writing to the Clerk of Assembly, Presbyterian Church of Queensland.
The records include:
The minute books sometimes contain information about individual children living in a Home, for example, the minutes may contain references to a child's admission to a Home and the circumstances surrounding it. The Presbyterian Church of Queensland Archives has examined the minute books for such references to children and provides details to former residents where such information exists.
Unfortunately, there are no personal records with details about individual children and their time living in the Homes in this Collection. Former staff members from Presbyterian Children's Homes during the 1960s and 1970s period have reported that the only records kept relating to the administration of the Homes. They recalled that records relating to individual children and families were kept by social workers employed by the various government departments.
This collection contains some records from W. R. Black Home and Blackheath Home. These records were for a time part of the collection of the Fryer Library at the University of Queensland. The records contain some basic information about children who lived at these Homes.
Sources used to compile this entry: Email correspondence with Presbyterian Church of Queensland Archives, April 2014 and November 2014.
Prepared by: Lee Butterworth
Created: 6 September 2011, Last modified: 11 November 2014