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OzChild (1993 - )

  • Timeline of History for OzChild, Mallee Family Care, Upper Murray Family Care and Windermere

    Timeline of History for OzChild, Mallee Family Care, Upper Murray Family Care and Windermere, c. 2001, courtesy of OzChild.
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From
1993
Categories
Care Provider, Community Service Organisation and Records Access Service
Alternative Names
  • Children Australia Inc. (Former name)
Website
http://www.ozchild.org.au/

OzChild was created in July 1993, when three long-established child welfare agencies - Family Action, Family Focus, and The National Children's Bureau of Australia - amalgamated to form Oz Child: Children Australia Inc. which later operated as OzChild. OzChild is one of Australia's oldest independent children's welfare organisations, with a history of helping children since 1851.

Details

OzChild holds records relating to children in its care and records of its predecessor institutions, back to the 1840s. Files are also held at the State Library of Victoria. Former residents (and their families) can apply to the State Library of Victoria for access to these records. Although it is not a requirement, it is recommended that you also make contact with OzChild for support and guidance before accessing records held at the State Library of Victoria.

Timeline

 c. 1845 - 1853 St James' Orphan Asylum and Visiting Society
       1853 - 1926 Melbourne Orphan Asylum
             1894 - 1920 Victorian Neglected Children's Aid Society
             1926 - 1965 Melbourne Orphanage
                   1920 - 1991 Victorian Children's Aid Society
                   1965 - 1987 Melbourne Family Care Organisation
                   1979 - 1991 Foster Care Westernport
                         1971 - 1993 National Children's Bureau of Australia
                         1987 - 1993 Family Action
                         1991 - 1993 Family Focus
                               1993 - OzChild

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Publications

Books

  • Hilton, Della, Selina's legacy: from VCAS to Oz Child, OzChild/Children Australia, Oakleigh, Vic., 1993. Details

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Timeline of History for OzChild, Mallee Family Care, Upper Murray Family Care and Windermere
Title
Timeline of History for OzChild, Mallee Family Care, Upper Murray Family Care and Windermere
Type
Document
Date
c. 2001
Source
OzChild

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Jaggs, Donella, 'Oz Child', in eMelbourne: the city past and present, Encyclopedia of Melbourne online, The University of Melbourne, 2008, http://www.emelbourne.net.au/biogs/EM01104b.htm.

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill