The collection held by the Uniting Church Archives in Perth dates from around 1918 to the 1980s. The collection includes information about Children's Homes run by the Methodist and Presbyterian churches and, after 1977, the Uniting Church. Most of the information in the collection is about fundraising for the Homes, or copies of newsletters. There is also some information about some children who lived in the Homes.
The collection includes information about:
There are also some photographs of Children's Homes in the collection.
A highlight of the collection is an Access database which contains the names of some of the children who lived in these Children's Homes. The database was created from information in the Uniting Church restricted collection held in the Private Archives in Battye Library, including admission and discharge registers. The database does not have a 'complete' set of information for each child.
Access to these records is restricted to protect the privacy of individuals. You are very welcome to enquire.
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 25 May 2012, Last modified: 28 January 2015