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South Australia - Archival Series

Goodwood Orphanage Oral History (1993 - 1994)

Reference No
OH 201
Legal Status
State Library of South Australia Archival Number

Seventeen interviews (25 hours and 10 minutes) commissioned by the Libraries Board of SA concerning the experiences of children, nuns and priests living and working at Goodwood Orphanage, also known as St Vincent De Paul Orphanage. Tapes and full transcripts are available for research. Some restrictions apply to individual interviews. Three further interviews held in the JD Somerville collection, OH199, OH73 and OH138 also concern the Orphanage.
Date range - recorded 1993-1994, information covers years 1922 -1975.

Quantity: 27 tapes

Please note this Oral History also includes an associated series of 75 photographs and a video recording.


Access Conditions

Researchers can have access to documents, photographs, recordings and transcripts held at the State Library of South Australia on presenting their Readers Ticket. Readers Tickets are available from the Library. Records, recordings and transcripts can only be used in the Somerville Reading Room and are not available for borrowing.

Access to some material at the State Library may require written permission from the person or organisation that deposited the records.


Online Resources

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

Prepared by: Leanne Howard