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Western Australia - Archival Collection

UnitingCare West Records (1920s - )


UnitingCare West, records is a collection of records and historical information that may be relevant to people who were placed in Homes run by Methodist Homes for Children, UnitingCare Child and Family Care Services, and Mofflyn Child and Family Care Services, including: Allandale Cottage; Bourkedale; Carine House; Collins House; Cooinda; Kingsway; Marangaroo; Meribah; Methodist Children's Home; Mofflyn; Terrace House; Warminda; and Werribee Cottage.


Access Conditions

People who experienced 'care' through UnitingCare West (and their families) may be able to get access to records in this Archival Collection. You may be required to provide proof of identity before accessing these records to protect the privacy of the individuals who may be mentioned in them.


In 2013 and 2014, UnitingCare West undertook a project to collate and digitise its record collection, including photographs. It may be possible to identify more records than were previously available for Children's Homes and out-of-home care programs related to UnitingCare West and the earlier agencies of the Uniting Church. You are encouraged to apply or, if you have applied previously to this project, to do so again.

The types of records currently held by UnitingCare West vary in the amount of detail they contain, but the collection as a whole includes:

  • Admission notes
  • Birth Certificates
  • Agency correspondence to families
  • Letters from children/families
  • Financial statements
  • Correspondence from state welfare authorities
  • Case and file notes
  • Medical records
  • School reports and records
  • Psychological assessments
  • Drawings and letters from children
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Information about previous carers or host families

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Prepared by: Debra Rosser