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South Australia - Organisation

Diocesan Archives Centre (1998 - )

Anglican Diocese of Adelaide

Records Access Service and Records Holder
Alternative Names
  • Anglican Archives (Also known as)
  • Diocesan Archives (Also known as)

The Diocesan Archives Centre, Anglican Diocese of Adelaide was established in 1998.
The Archives collect, preserve and make available historical records of the Anglican Church in South Australia. The Diocesan Archives Centre manages access to records related to former Church of England and Anglican Children's Homes and Social Welfare Bureau's. The Archives also manage access to records held in other institutions, including some records held by the State Library of South Australia.


Access Conditions

For access to records related to former Church of England and Anglican Children's Homes and other institutions held at the Anglican Archives please contact the Diocesan Archivist.

Many records contain personal information. In order to maintain the confidentiality of other people, a written application for information is required, and proof of the identity of the applicant needs to be provided. Where the request is about someone other than the applicant, permission from that person or other evidence of eligibility to access that information must be provided.

The Diocesan Archives Centre is not open to the public. The Diocesan Archivist, currently works one day a week, usually on Thursday. Requests for information can be made by email or telephone. At this stage, personal research can be done by appointment only. Search fees may apply.

The Archives does not charge any fees to former residents of Church of England/Anglican Homes seeking their records.

Related Archival Collections

Related Archival Series


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005,; Email from Robin Radford to Karen George, 26 June 2014.

Prepared by: Melissa Downing and Ann McCarthy