National Archives of Australia
Records of child migration to Western Australia (1947-1959) is a collection of documents relating to unaccompanied child migration to Australia from Britain and Malta, which is held by the National Archives of Australia (NAA). The NAA has created a Fact Sheet to help people find these documents. There may be information about the following Homes: Bindoon; Castledare; Clontarf; Fairbridge Farm, Pinjarra; Methodist Children's Home; Nazareth House; St Joseph's Girls' Orphanage; St Vincent's Foundling Home; Swan Homes; and Tardun.
The National Archives of Australia holds a lot of information about child migration to Western Australia. There may be information about the following Homes: Bindoon; Castledare; Clontarf; Fairbridge Farm, Pinjarra; Methodist Children's Home; Nazareth House; St Joseph's Girls' Orphanage; St Vincent's Foundling Home; Swan Homes; and Tardun and also about the system of child migration.
Fact Sheet 124 describes some of these records and how to access them:
As the role of the Commonwealth government was mainly that of an overseer (the programs being administered by the States), most of the records held by the Archives are general policy files. Some series of child migrant case files are held by a number of our offices. You should contact the office where the records are held to inquire if there is a record on a specific individual. Fact Sheet 124, National Archives of Australia
of this collection for Western Australia include:
Sources used to compile this entry: Child migration, National Archives of Australia, https://www.naa.gov.au/explore-collection/immigration-and-citizenship/child-migration; Coldrey, Barry, Good British Stock: Child and Youth Migration to Australia, National Archives of Australia, 1999, https://www.naa.gov.au/help-your-research/research-guides/good-british-stock-child-and-youth-migration-australia.
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 21 February 2012, Last modified: 3 June 2021