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Receiving Agency
Receiving Agency was the name given to the organisation named as the ‘custodian’ of children who were sent to Australia as migrants from the United Kingdom or Malta. The term is used mostly for post-World War Two migration, but includes some organisations that were responsible for children who came earlier in the century.
Adelaide Central Methodist Mission (c. 1901 - 1977)
Sisters of Mercy, Adelaide Congregation (1880 - 2011)
St Vincent de Paul Orphanage (1866 - 1975)
Receiving Home
The term Receiving Home refers to an institution designed to provide short term 'care' for children before they were sent to a longer term placement (for example, placed in foster care, at a children's home or a farm school). In Tasmania, this type of institution approximated the size and form of an average family home. Receiving Homes in other states could be large institutions. Sometimes children spent long periods in a Receiving Home when suitable placements could not be found for them. Children also would return to a Receiving Home after a placement broke down.
Drapers' Hall (1962 - 1981)
Enfield Hospital (1963 - 1982)
Enfield Receiving House (1922 - 1963)
Methodist Children's Homes (1924 - 1960)
St Vincent de Paul Orphanage (1866 - 1975)
Records Access Service
A Records Service is an organisation, or part of an organisation, which helps people find and locate records that contain information about them and their time in 'care'.
Adelaide Catholic Archdiocesan Archives (1945 - )
Adelaide City Archives (1978 - )
Adoption and Family Information Service of SA (c. 1988 - 2018)
Anglican Board of Mission - Australia (1995 - )
Anglicare SA (1997 - )
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (1964 - )
Diocesan Archives Centre (1998 - ), Anglican Diocese of Adelaide
Disability Services - Disability SA (2006 - )
Good Shepherd Archive (1983 - )
Highgate Park (2006 - )
ISMAPNG Archives and Heritage (c. 2011 - ), Community South A in Mile End, South Australia
Lutheran Archives
National Archives of Australia - Adelaide Office (1998 - )
National Archives of Australia - Darwin Office (1998 - )
National Archives of Australia (1998 - )
National Library of Australia (1960 - )
The Prince's Trust (1976 - )
Professional Standards Office Records Service of the Catholic Church (c. 1997 - )
Salesians of Don Bosco, Province Centre Archives (1922? - )
The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory Territorial Archives and Museum (2000? - )
The Salvation Army Australian Southern Territory Territorial Headquarters (2012 - )
State Library of New South Wales (1827 - )
State Library of South Australia
State Records of South Australia (1919 - )
Territorial Social Programme branch of The Salvation Army (? - 2012)
Umeewarra Nguraritja
United Aborigines Mission Archives
Uniting Communities (2012 - )
UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide (2003 - 2012)
Records Holder
A Records Holder is an organisation, family or person which holds records.
Adelaide Catholic Archdiocesan Archives (1945 - )
Adelaide City Archives (1978 - )
Adoption and Family Information Service of SA (c. 1988 - 2018)
Anglicare SA (1997 - )
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (1964 - )
Colebrook Tji Tji Tjuta (c. 1981 - )
Diocesan Archives Centre (1998 - ), Anglican Diocese of Adelaide
Disability Services - Disability SA (2006 - )
Good Samaritan Archives (1857? - )
Good Shepherd Archive (1983 - )
Highgate Park (2006 - )
ISMAPNG Archives and Heritage (c. 2011 - ), Community South A in Mile End, South Australia
Lutheran Archives
National Archives of Australia - Adelaide Office (1998 - )
National Archives of Australia - Darwin Office (1998 - )
National Archives of Australia (1998 - )
National Library of Australia (1960 - )
Port Pirie Catholic Diocesan Office (1887 - )
Professional Standards Office Records Service of the Catholic Church (c. 1997 - )
Salesians of Don Bosco, Province Centre Archives (1922? - )
The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory Territorial Archives and Museum (2000? - )
The Salvation Army Australian Southern Territory Territorial Headquarters (2012 - )
The Salvation Army Heritage Centre, Archives and Museum ( - 2012?)
Sisters of St Joseph Archives, Adelaide (1866? - )
Sisters of the Resurrection (1891 - )
Special Collections and Archives, University of Liverpool
State Library of New South Wales (1827 - )
State Library of South Australia
State Records of South Australia (1919 - )
Territorial Social Programme branch of The Salvation Army (? - 2012)
Umeewarra Nguraritja
United Aborigines Mission Archives
Uniting Communities (2012 - )
Reformatory
The term Reformatory refers to a form of children's institution first promoted by the British nineteenth century child-reformer Mary Carpenter. They were originally intended as a means of separating children who had been convicted of criminal offences from the adult prisoner population. At times, children and young people have been accommodated in adult prisons. In Australia reformatories were used for children who were convicted of offences, but also for children who were, for a variety of reasons, judged as needing strong discipline. These institutions were also known as training schools and training institutions.
Barton Vale Girls' Home (1922 - 1947)
Bedford Park Boys' Training Centre (1961 - 1965)
Boys' Reformatory Hulk, Fitzjames (1880 - 1891)
Boys' Reformatory, Magill (1869 - 1880)
Boys Reformatory, Magill (1891 - 1967)
Brookway Park (1965 - 1978)
Girls' Reformatory, Edwardstown (1891 - 1898)
Girls Reformatory, Magill (1881 - 1891)
Ilfracombe, Boys Reformatory (1869 - 1880)
Redruth Girls' Reformatory (1897 - 1922)
The Salvation Army Boys' Home, Mount Barker (1945 - 1982)
The Salvation Army Girls' Home, Fullarton (1945 - 1969?)
Vaughan House (1947 - 1979)
Religious Order
The term Religious Order refers to a group composed of initiated people committed to a particular set of values within a Church – within Christianity this often refers to religious Brothers (monks) and Sisters (nuns).
Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (1947 - )
Dominican Sisters, South Australia (1868 - )
Good Samaritan Order of the Greek Orthodox Church
Good Samaritan Sisters (1866 - )
Order of the Good Shepherd Sisters (c. 1863 - )
Sisters of St Joseph (1866 - )
Sisters of the Community of the Holy Name (c. 1888 - )
Residential Care
The term Residential Care refers to models of out-of-home care that emerged from around the 1980s, including Residential Units. Residential Care is different to Home-Based Care (such as foster care or kinship care). Residential Units are usually run by Community Service Organisations or Non-Government Organisations.
Blair Athol Unit (1982 - ?)
Brookway Unit (c. 1984 - 1992)
Campbelltown Community Unit (1995 - )
Central Region Admission Unit (1979 - 1980)
Enfield Community Unit (1990 - )
Gilles Plains Community Unit (1979 - 1990)
Glandore Community Unit (1990 - 1994)
Lochiel Park Community Unit (1995 - 2008?)
Ningana Community Unit (1979 - 1984?)
North Adelaide Community Unit (1990 - 1997)
Northern Region Admission Unit (1979 - 1990)
Northern Region Group Home (1980 - ?)
Regency Park Community Unit (1997 - )
Southern Region Admission Unit (1979 - c. 1990)
Sturt Community Unit (1990 - 1995)
Western Region Admission Unit (1980 - 1986)
Woodville Assessment Unit (1990 - 1992)