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South Australia - Archival Series

Miscellaneous correspondence and documents (1923 - 1970)

St Joseph's Orphanage Largs Bay


Most correspondence relates to the land and buildings, maintenance and repairs, staff, fundraising and legacies left to the home. One document dated 1930s-1940s concerns Child Endowment and provides a handwritten list of names of children, noting whether or not a subsidy is claimed for them. Folders contain a small number of letters requesting admission or related to the cases of individual children. Quantity: 3 folders


Access Conditions

The Adelaide Catholic Archdiocesan Archives is open to the public from 9.30 to 4.30 Monday to Friday, but access to the Archives is by appointment only. Students and researchers may be allowed access to the Archives after applying in writing to the Archivist, requesting permission to view documents. They must state clearly the nature and purpose of their research. Applications can be made on the form, 'Application for Access to the Archives' which is available on the website under the heading, 'Policies and Forms'.

Fees are charged for assisted research and photocopying. Please note, however, the Archives does not charge any fees to former residents of Catholic Homes seeking their records.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005,

Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George