Former residents (and their families) should contact the Uniting Heritage Service to find information, and access personal files. The Uniting Heritage Service is a free service that helps individuals access information about them or family members, as well as access appropriate support should they choose. Heritage Service staff prefer to release records to past residents or their family members in person, where possible, in order to give greater meaning and context to the information.
Orana UnitingCare Records dates from 1888 to 2011 and include the records of Orana Homes, Livingstone House and the Methodist Homes for Children, Burwood.
Some of these records were name indexed as part of the Records Access Documentation Grants in 2019 to improve access to these records. These include:
The degree of detail on the client records at Orana varies. Information contained in the client records may consist of the following:
Other Orana records that may be of interest to former residents include Minute Books, Ladies Committee Minute Books, Annual Reports, Superintendents Log Book, Maps and Plans, and General Correspondence Files.
For ease of access, security, and the preservation of the collection, client files and registers have been imaged as PDF files. A copy is stored in secure premises off-site. Original paper based client records are also stored off-site in an Approved Public Record Office Storage Supplier (APROSS) facility. In 2009, work began on the creation of a detailed List of Record Holdings; including the cataloguing of a very comprehensive photographic collection.
We do not currently have any records linked to this organisation, but records may exist. The Find & Connect Support Service can help people who lived in orphanages and children's institutions look for their records.
We do not currently have any photographs linked to this entry. If you know of any additional photographs, please contact us.
The Find & Connect Support Service can help people who lived in orphanages and children's institutions look for their records.
11 May 2022
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/vic/E000696
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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