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Western Australia - Archival Collection

Sister Kate's Child and Family Services Private Archives (1944 - 2002)

State Library of Western Australia

From
1944
To
2002
Website
http://catalogue.slwa.wa.gov.au/record=b1732910~S2#.Ums0kVNFOf4
Reference No
MN 957
Legal Status
State Library of Western Australia Call Number

Sister Kate's Child and Family Services Private Archives is a collection of records held in the Battye Library's Private Archives Collection at the State Library of Western Australia. The collection contains a range of records, some which are restricted to protect people's privacy. The items in this collection include personal and administration records and audio-visual material. There are some records for: Parkerville Children's Home; Sister Kate's Children's Cottage Home, Queen's Park; Sister Kate's Child and Family Care Services; and Manguri. There may also be admission and other information about people who were at the following Homes: Applecross Cottage, Ardross House, Greenmount Hostel, Hamilton Hill Hostel, Maddington Scatter Cottage, Yokine Cottage, and the Nollamara Children's Respite Home.

Details

The Sister Kate's Child and Family Services Private Archives collection contains a range of archival series, some which are restricted. The records in this collection include:

  • Admission registers (restricted access) 9 April 1940 to 17 November 1954; and then from 1 January 1956 to 23 September 1982
  • Address books (restricted access)
  • Child endowment and child welfare records (restricted access) 1944 to 1951
  • Personal records (restricted access)
  • Bankbooks for the Children's Cottage Home and Sister Kate's Memorial Fund, various dates from 1946 to 1951
  • Various administration items from Manguri Corporation, 1988 to 2002
  • Financial statement (1984) and financial records, 1992 to 2002
  • Legal documents, Minutes and plans, statistics and reports, 1992 to 2002
  • Administration files and audio-visual materials

The State Library of Western Australia has prepared a finding aid (known as a Manuscript Note or MN) that provides more detail about the contents of the Sister Kate's Child and Family Services Private Archives collection and the restrictions governing access to some of these records.


Access Conditions


Many of the records relating to people who have been in out of home care are restricted to protect the privacy of individuals, but there are also many items of interest which are open to the public. Please see the Manuscript note for MN 957, or contact the State Library of Western Australia.

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Sources used to compile this entry: 'Sister Kate's Child and Family Services Private Archives Manuscript Note', in State Library of Western Australia website, State Library of Western Australia, 2011, http://www.slwa.wa.gov.au/pdf/mn/mn501_1000/mn0957.pdf. Manuscript Note 957 describes the contents of this collection, and access to the documents..

Prepared by: Debra Rosser