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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.
Beaufront (c. 1949 - c. 1958)
Big Brother Movement (1925 - )
Boys' Town (1945 - 1956)
Clarendon Children's Home (1922 - 2004)
Hagley Farm School (1936 - 1976?)
Tresca (c. 1958 - 1976)
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.
Abermere Receiving Home (1975 - 1980)
Bevis Marks Receiving Home (1973 - c. 1980)
Binnowee Receiving Home (1973 - c. 1980)
Casablanca Receiving Home (c. 1969 - c. 1980)
Cornwall Receiving Home (1978? - 1980)
Danbury Receiving Home (1976 - 1980)
Eastville Receiving Home (1979 - 1980)
Gilburn Receiving Home (1959 - c. 1980)
Hobart Receiving Home (1898 - 1958)
Kanangra Receiving Home (1958 - 1975)
Lismore Receiving Home (1973 - 1979)
Malmesbury Receiving Home (c. 1962 - c. 1980)
Mardon Receiving Home (1969? - c. 1980)
Miroma Receiving Home (1969? - 1979)
Mosley Receiving Home (1974 - 1980)
Omaru Receiving Home (1910? - 1968)
Rochebank Hostel (c. 1950 - c. 1980)
Woodbridge-West Winds Receiving Home (1963 - 1967)
Reception Centre
A Reception Centre was an institution designed to provide short term 'care' for children before they were sent to a longer term placement (typically a foster home). Children in Reception Centres often went through a process of 'classification' before being placed. The term came into use around the 1950s. Children would return to a Reception Centre after a foster care or institutional placement broke down.
Aspect House (1981)
Beaufront (c. 1949 - c. 1958)
Devonfield Hostel (c. 1965 - 2000?)
Home of Mercy (1890 - c. 1953)
Lunatic Asylum, New Norfolk (1827 - 1859)
Millbrook Rise Psychopathic Hospital (1934 - 1968)
New Town Infirmary (1912 - 1934)
Talire School (1950 - 1980?)
West Winds Boys' Home (1967 - 1983)
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'.
Annie Kenney Young Women's Emergency Accommodation Service (2009 - )
Archives Office of Tasmania (1965 - 2011)
Archives Tasmania (2011 - )
Centacare Tasmania (1977 - )
Clarendon Children's Home Inc. (c. 2004 - )
Congregational Archives of the Sisters of Charity
Department of Health and Human Services (1998 - ), State of Tasmania
Devonfield Enterprises (2000? - )
Dominic College (1973 - )
Glenhaven Family Care (1988? - )
Good Shepherd Archive (1983 - )
Kennerley Children's Home (1969 - )
Libraries Tasmania (2011 - )
Morris Miller Library, University of Tasmania (1961 - )
National Archives of Australia (1998 - )
National Library of Australia (1960 - )
Northern Territory Archives Service (1983 - )
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (1891 - )
Roland Children's Services (1993 - )
Royal Guide Dogs Tasmania (1987 - )
The Salvation Army (Australian Southern Territory) (1883 - )
Sisters of the Good Shepherd (1893 - )
St Giles Society
State Library of Tasmania (1943 - )
Tascare Records (1937 - 1995)
Tascare Society for Children (1988 - )
Tasdeaf (1987 - )
Tasmania Prison Service (2000 - )
Tasmanian State Archives (1949 - 1965)
Records Holder
A Records Holder is an organisation, family or person which holds records.
Annie Kenney Young Women's Emergency Accommodation Service (2009 - )
Archives Office of Tasmania (1965 - 2011)
Archives Tasmania (2011 - )
Centacare Tasmania (1977 - )
Clarendon Children's Home Inc. (c. 2004 - )
Congregational Archives of the Sisters of Charity
Department of Health and Human Services (1998 - ), State of Tasmania
Devonfield Enterprises (2000? - )
Dominic College (1973 - )
Glendel Home (c. 1995 - 2014)
Glenhaven Family Care (1988? - )
Good Shepherd Archive (1983 - )
Hagley Farm Primary School (c. 1976 - )
Kennerley Children's Home (1969 - )
Morris Miller Library, University of Tasmania (1961 - )
National Archives of Australia (1998 - )
National Library of Australia (1960 - )
Northern Territory Archives Service (1983 - )
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (1891 - )
Roland Children's Services (1993 - )
Royal Guide Dogs Tasmania (1987 - )
The Salvation Army (Australian Southern Territory) (1883 - )
St Giles Society
Tascare Society for Children (1988 - )
Tasmania Prison Service (2000 - )
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.
Ashley Home for Boys (1926 - 1999)
Boys' Reformatory (1869 - 1876)
Boys' Training School (1884 - 1926)
Hobart Girls' Training School (1881 - 1905)
Point Puer (1834 - 1849)
Weeroona Girls' Training Centre (1959 - 1979)
Wybra Hall (1956 - 1988)
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).
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (c. 1905 - )
Salesians of Don Bosco (1922 - )
Sisters of Charity (1847 - )
Sisters of St Joseph's (1887 - )
Sisters of the Good Shepherd (1893 - )