Glastonbury Community Services Records date from 1853 to 2015 and relate to the operation of Glastonbury Community Services and its predecessor agencies. The records are held by Barwon Child, Youth & Family. The collection includes the records of over 2,000 children that were in its 'care'. The collection includes admission records, roll books, matron and superintendent reports, financial records, videos and photographs.
Conditional Access - Former residents of Glastonbury's out-of-home care programs and their families can contact Barwon Child, Youth & Family to gain access to records and information about their time in 'care'. Access is restricted due to the fragility and confidentiality of the records. An application form will need to be completed and proof of identity provided.
Barwon Child, Youth & Family, Archive Search Information for Past Clients, 2015, states:
Barwon Child, Youth & Family is unable to guarantee to have information about all past orphanage clients. Record keeping in times gone by was often scant and some past clients many only have an entry in the
If we do have records about you or a member of your family we will process your request as quickly as possible.
The collection at Glastonbury Community Services dates from 1853. The records relate to the operation of Glastonbury Community Services and its predecessor agencies, and include the records of over 2,000 children in its 'care'. Records in this collection have been digitised and indexed by Barwon Child, Youth & Family as part of the Records Access Documentation Grants in 2017.
More specifically, the collection includes:
In the 1980s some of the records were transferred to the Geelong Heritage Centre, these include client files and admission records. Barwon retains digitised copies of the client files transferred to the Geelong Heritage Centre. The Geelong Heritage Centre has the original paper files, as well as digital copies.
Sources used to compile this entry: Archive Search Information For Past Clients [Document], Date: 2015; 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: Nicola Laurent and Rosemary Francis
Created: 5 October 2011, Last modified: 11 August 2017