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Victoria - Archival Collection

Salvation Army Australian Southern Territory Territorial Headquarters, Records (c. 1889 - c. 1988)

From
c. 1889
To
c. 1988

The Salvation Army Southern Territory holds some records from the Homes it operated in Victoria. These include client files, admission registers, history books and other miscellaneous records.

Details

Access Conditions

Care leavers can apply to the Salvation Army for information and records about their time in care.

A two page application form will need to be completed. The form will ask for contact details, personal and family information to assist with a record search and identification. The application requests copies of a drivers licence and birth certificate or 100 points of identification. Those who don't have enough official documents can ask the Care Leavers of Australia Network (CLAN) or the Find & Connect Support Service to confirm their identity to the Salvation Army.

Those applying for information about a third party will need consent from that person or the executor of their estate.

Records

Care leavers who apply for access to records may receive some information from case files, admission registers, maintenance books, or visitors books. Some photos have also survived. There are name indexes which are searched when a former resident makes an enquiry, but some manual searching is still required.

Poor record-keeping practices of the past mean that some records were lost or destroyed over time, and others are brief or incomplete. Like many organisations, the Salvation Army kept records for administrative purposes and the records were, regrettably, not written or kept with the needs of adult care leavers in mind.

Those who receive little information may find some value in administrative records. For example, the Salvation Army kept a history book for every children's home that it ran, though some have not survived. The surviving books contain information about major events at the Home, such as garden parties, rather than information about children.

In 2013, the Salvation Army Southern Territory provided the following list of their records from Homes they operated in Victoria. They also hold material from Homes that were in other parts of the Southern Territory (South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia).

Miscellaneous incomplete files, including client records:
  • Albion House [Brunswick Girls' Home]
  • Bayswater
  • Bayswater No 1
  • Bayswater No 2
  • Bayswater No 3
  • Box Hill Boys Home
  • Camberwell [William Booth Girls' Home]
  • East Kew [Catherine Booth Girls' Home]
  • Carinya Youth Hostel
  • Kardinia
  • The Haven
Admission Books
  • Bayswater
  • Bayswater 1893 - 1896 (Children's Register)
  • Bayswater 1893 - 1908 (Children's Register)
  • Bayswater 1899 - 1902 (Children's Register)
  • Bayswater 1900 - 1917 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Bayswater 1902 - 1905 (Children's Register)
  • Bayswater 1905 - 1914 (Children's Register)
  • Bayswater 1903 - 1911 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Bayswater 1908 - 1914 (Children's Register)
  • Bayswater 1912 - 1920 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Bayswater 1914 - 1916 (Children's Register)
  • Bayswater 1914 - 1917 (Children's Register)
  • Bayswater 1918 - 1929 (Children's Register)
  • Bayswater 1920 - 1927 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Bayswater 1922 - 1943 (After Care)
  • Bayswater 1923 - 1930 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Bayswater1928 - 1935 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Bayswater 1932 - 1934 Children's Register)
  • Bayswater 1935 - 1941 (1) (Children's Register)
  • Bayswater 1935 - 1942 (2) (Children's Register)
  • Bayswater 1935 - 1943 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Bayswater 1941 - 1944 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Bayswater 1941 - 1946 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Bayswater 1945 - 1949 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Bayswater 1950 - 1958 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Bayswater 1956 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Bayswater 1970s - (Children's Register)
  • Bayswater Book 3 - (Admissions Discharges)
  • Box Hill Boys Home 1939 - 1944 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Box Hill Boys Home 1941 - 1956 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Box Hill Boys Home 1942 - 1946 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Box Hill Boys Home 1946 - 1952 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Box Hill Boys Home 1956 - 1967 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Box Hill Boys Home 1956 - 1963 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Box Hill Boys Home 1963 - 1968 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Box Hill Boys Home 1970 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Box Hill Children's Home 1968 - 1971 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Brayton [Brayton Youth Hostel] 1980 - 1991
  • Brayton 1982
  • Brayton 1984 - 1985 (2)
  • Brayton 1984 - 1986
  • Brayton 1985
  • Brayton 1987
  • Brunswick Rescue Home 1889 -1898 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Brunswick Rescue Home 1890's (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Camberwell Children's Home 1919 -1927 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Camberwell Children's Home 1920 -1925 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Camberwell Children's Home 1928 -1964 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Camberwell Children's Home 1949 - 1964 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Camberwell Children's Home 1954 - 1964 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Camberwell Children's Home 1962 - 1971 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • East Kew 1898 - 1907 (Admittance & Discharges)
  • East Kew 1900 - 1918 (Admittances & Discharges)
  • East Kew 1910 - 1919 (Admittances & Discharges)
  • East Kew 1912 - 1925 (Admittances & Discharges)
  • East Kew 1914 - 1925 (Admittances & Discharges)
  • East Kew 1919 - 1932 (Admittances & Discharges)
  • East Kew 1924 - 1925 (Admittances & Discharges)
  • East Kew 1924 - 1978 (Admittances & Discharges)
  • East Kew 1932 - 1940 (Admittance & Discharges)
  • Catherine Booth 1924 - 1978 (Admittance & Discharges)
  • Glenroy Girls Home 1904 - 1910 (Admissions & Discharges)
  • Hillview House [The Harbour] 1890 - 1912
  • Hillview House 1900 - 1903
  • Hillview House 1904 - 1907
  • Hillview House 1907 - 1911
  • Hillview House 1912 - 1918
  • Hillview House 1928 - 1933
  • Hillview House 1933 - 1944
  • Hillview House 1970 - 1974
  • Hillview House 1982 - 1984
  • Jacana Children's Home 1976 - 1988 (Admittance Book)
  • Kardinia 1965 - 1974
  • Kardinia 1969 - 1974
  • The Haven Book 4
  • The Haven 1925 - 1931 (Admittance Book)
  • The Haven 1927 - 1930 (Admittance Book)
  • The Haven 1960 - 1975 (Admittance Book)
Other records

Bayswater

  • History Sheets No 1 Home 1956
  • History Sheets No 2 Home 1945 - 1949
  • History Sheets No 3 Home 1935 - 1941
  • Visitors Book 1946

Box Hill

  • Historical Records 1913 - 1975
  • Historical Records 1975 - 1984
  • Historical Records Post 1984
  • Visitors Book 1970 - 1975
  • Welfare Payments 1951 - 1955

East Kew

  • Grade V11 School Photo 1951
  • Grade 1C School Photo 1969
  • Photos
Kardinia
  • Filing Register 1961 - 1982
  • Miscellaneous School Photos

Prepared by: Rosemary Francis and Sarah Green