The file Child Migration - St Vincents de Paul Orphanage - Goodward [Goodwood] 1947-1960, contains correspondence between the St Vincent de Paul Orphanage, the office of the Archbishop of Adelaide, the Children's Welfare and Public Relief Department and the Commonwealth Department of Immigration.
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The letters relate to arrangements by the Orphanage to accommodate Migrant children from England and Malta as well as correspondence about subsidies. The file includes reports on the facilities at the Orphanage and policies in relation to care and aftercare of children. Some documents include the names of Child Migrants, dates of birth and details of their arrival in South Australia.
Please note the incorrect spelling of the name of the Orphanage and the suburb where it was located (Goodwood) has been transcribed by the NAA from an error on the original file.
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 11 October 2012, Last modified: 26 November 2020