The Glastonbury and Geelong Orphanage Records is a collection held at the Geelong Heritage Centre. The records date from around 1855 to 1992. The collection includes records relating to children in care at Glastonbury Child and Family Services and the organisations which preceded it, such as client records, admission records, Superintendent, Matron and visitor reports, minutes and financial records. The collection includes client files from St Cuthbert's Home for Boys.
Conditional Access - Before contacting the Geelong Heritage Centre to access the records, permission is required from Barwon Child, Youth & Family.
The collection at the Geelong Heritage Centre includes records relating to children in 'care' at Glastonbury Child and Family Services and its historical or ancestral agencies. The records were transferred from Glastonbury to the Geelong Heritage Centre during the 1980s. The collection (as described in the Archives Catalogue, Geelong Heritage Centre) includes:
NOTE: Although not listed in the Archives catalogue, there are also St Cuthbert's Home for Boys client files in this collection, including those of five children who were placed into family group homes run by Glastonbury when St Cuthbert's closed.
Sources used to compile this entry: Geelong Record Series (GRS) Archives Catalogue, Geelong Heritage Centre, 2014, http://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/common/public/documents/8cc2b677f439b91-Geelong%20Heritage%20Centre%20GRS%20Archives%20Catalogue%20April%202014.pdf; James Jenkinson Consulting, Guide to out-of-home care services 1940-2000 - Volume One: Agency Descriptions, Department of Human Services, Unpublished, November 2001; The information about the five clients who transitioned to Glastonbury care and their files was supplied by Nick Collins in an email dated 18 April 2011, see WAMI Project files, eScholarship Research Centre.
Prepared by: Rachel Tropea
Created: 5 October 2011, Last modified: 26 April 2016