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Receiving Agency
Receiving Agency was the name given to the organisation named as the ‘custodian’ of children who were sent to Australia as migrants from the United Kingdom or Malta. The term is used mostly for post-World War Two migration, but includes some organisations that were responsible for children who came earlier in the century.
Industrial School for Boys, Riverview (1898 - 1926)
Riverview Training Farm (1926 - 1956)
St Joseph's Home, Neerkol (1885 - 1978)
Training Farm for Boys (1966 - 1969)
Receiving Home
The term Receiving Home refers to an institution designed to provide short term 'care' for children before they were sent to a longer term placement (typically a foster home). In Tasmania, this type of institution approximated the size and form of an average family home. Receiving Homes in other states could be large institutions. Sometimes children spent long periods in a Receiving Home, when suitable placements could not be found for them. Children also would return to a Receiving Home after a placement broke down.
Diamantina Receiving Depot and Infants' Home (1910 - 1962)
Diamantina Receiving Home (1962 - 1964)
Rockhampton Receiving Depot (1894 - 1964)
Townsville Receiving Depot (1934 - 1964)
Records Access Service
A Records Service is an organisation, or part of an organisation, which helps people find and locate records that contain information about them and their time in 'care'.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs Department (2012 - ), State Government of Queensland
Anglican Diocese of Rockhampton (1892 - )
Anglican Records and Archives Centre (1979 - )
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Beemar Yumba Hostel Aboriginal Corporation (c. 1985 - 2010)
BoysTown Ltd (2002 - 2016)
Catholic Diocese of Cairns (1941 - )
Centacare Brisbane (c. 1998 - )
Churches of Christ in Queensland (c. 1883 - )
Cootharinga North Queensland - Ability First! (2002 - )
Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women (2017 - ), State Government of Queensland
Department of Justice and Attorney General (2012 - )
Good Shepherd Archive (1983 - )
Hospitaller Brothers of St John of God (1947 - )
Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea - Northern Administration Office (2012 - )
Lutheran Archives (1838? - )
Lutheran Community Care (1935 - )
Mater Health Services (1987? - )
National Archives of Australia (1998 - )
National Library of Australia (1960 - )
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School, Thursday Island (1967 - )
Peirson Memorial Trust (1947 - )
Presbyterian Church of Queensland (1849 - )
Queensland State Archives
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (1967 - )
The Salvation Army Australia (Eastern Territory) (1885 - )
Save the Children Fund, Queensland (1919 - )
Silky Oaks Haven for Children (1940 - )
Sisters of Mercy, Brisbane Congregation
State Library of Queensland (1896 - )
Teen Challenge Queensland (1971 - )
UnitingCare Queensland (c. 1999 - )
yourtown (2016 - )
Records Holder
A Records Holder is an organisation, family or person which holds records.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs Department (2012 - ), State Government of Queensland
Anglican Diocese of Rockhampton (1892 - )
Anglican Records and Archives Centre (1979 - )
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Beemar Yumba Hostel Aboriginal Corporation (c. 1985 - 2010)
Catholic Diocese of Cairns (1941 - )
Centacare Brisbane (c. 1998 - )
Churches of Christ in Queensland (c. 1883 - )
Cootharinga North Queensland - Ability First! (2002 - )
Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women (2017 - ), State Government of Queensland
Good Shepherd Archive (1983 - )
Hospitaller Brothers of St John of God (1947 - )
Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea - Northern Administration Office (2012 - )
Lutheran Archives (1838? - )
Lutheran Community Care (1935 - )
Mater Health Services (1987? - )
National Archives of Australia (1998 - )
National Library of Australia (1960 - )
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School, Thursday Island (1967 - )
Peirson Memorial Trust (1947 - )
Presbyterian Church of Queensland (1849 - )
Queensland State Archives
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (1967 - )
The Salvation Army Australia (Eastern Territory) (1885 - )
Save the Children Fund, Queensland (1919 - )
Silky Oaks Haven for Children (1940 - )
Sisters of Mercy, Brisbane Congregation
State Library of Queensland (1896 - )
Teen Challenge Queensland (1971 - )
UnitingCare Queensland (c. 1999 - )
yourtown (2016 - )
Reformatory
The term Reformatory refers to a form of children's institution first promoted by the British nineteenth century child-reformer Mary Carpenter. They were originally intended as a means of separating children who had been convicted of criminal offences from the adult prisoner population. At times, children and young people have been accommodated in adult prisons. In Australia reformatories were used for children who were convicted of offences, but also for children who were, for a variety of reasons, judged as needing strong discipline. These institutions were also known as training schools and training institutions.
Diamantina Reformatory School for Boys (1899 - 1900)
Farm Home for Boys, Westbrook (1919 - 1966)
Good Shepherd Home for Girls (1930 - 1966)
Industrial and Reformatory School for Girls, Toowoomba (1881 - c. 1890)
Industrial School for Boys, Riverview (1898 - 1926)
Reformatory School for Boys - Hulk Proserpine (1871 - 1881)
Reformatory School for Boys, Lytton (1881 - 1899)
Riverview Training Farm (1926 - 1956)
Westbrook Reformatory for Boys (1900 - 1919)
Westbrook Training Centre (1966 - 1987)
Religious Order
The term Religious Order refers to a group composed of initiated people committed to a particular set of values within a Church – within Christianity this often refers to religious Brothers (monks) and Sisters (nuns).
Anglican Society of St Francis (1937 - )
Catholic Daughters of Australia (1927 - 1975)
Congregation of the Sisters of Nazareth (c. 1850 - )
Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (1874 - )
De La Salle Brothers (1906 - )
Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (1941 - )
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (1854 - )
The Open Brethren Assembly (c. 1914 - )
Sisters of Mercy (1861 - )
Sisters of the Good Shepherd (1863 - )
Society of the Sacred Advent (1892 - )