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South Australia - Archival Collection

Records of the Convent of the Good Shepherd, "The Pines" (1942? - 1974?)


The Records of the Convent of the Good Shepherd, "The Pines" is held by the Good Shepherd Archive in Abbotsford, Victoria. The collection contains admission and discharge registers, individual files and some photographs of the site and building covering 1942 to 1974.


Access Conditions

Care leavers (and their families) wanting to find information about their time in care, or access personal files can contact Good Shepherd Archive.

All requests for personal information must be accompanied by some form of personal identification such as a copy of your birth certificate or a copy of your current driver's licence. If you are applying for information about another person, their permission is required. If you are applying for information about a person who is deceased, proof of death is required. Proof of your relationship to the deceased person is also required.


Records in the Good Shepherd Archive's collection relating to the Convent of the Good Shepherd "The Pines" include:

  • admission and discharge registers
  • individual files, 1942 to 1974

The collection also contains the following records:

  • Register of Baptisms and Confirmations c.1942 to 1974
  • Daily Average Book of Persons in Care 1969 to 1974
  • School Health Branch cards 1964 to 1972
  • Claims for additional Child Endowment 1973 to 1974
  • Advice of Discharge forms October 1973 to January 1975

The Good Shepherd Archive also has contextual information in records including history books, the newsclipping collection and photographs of the site and buildings.

Sources used to compile this entry: This entry has been updated with information received from the record holders as part of the Records Access Documentation grants. The source documents are held in the eScholarship Research Centre files at the University of Melbourne.

Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George