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There is an online finding aid to the Private and Professional Papers of Leonard Tierney, available from the University of Melbourne Archives catalogue.
This collection includes records of Tierney's research work with the Family Service Project at Camp Pell. Tierney's doctoral thesis was about following up with a group of families who had lived in emergency housing at Camp Pell during the post-war period. Tierney observed that a high proportion of members of the families involved in his research study had been involved with the Social Welfare Department - the family's unstable housing situation often resulting in children being admitted into 'care'.
The collection includes a series 'Child Welfare History' (reference number 2008.0060 Units 2 to 24). This has records relating to various matters including: papers relating to Tierney's research and publications about child welfare history; press clippings; a review of St Vincent's Boys' Home in the early 1990s; a study of boys who had been at St Augustine's Boys' Home from the late 1980s; records from a review of St Augustine's by the Department of Community Welfare Services in 1982; documents relating to the Family Welfare Advisory Council (FWAC) from the 1970s; a report of Forward Planning Project, Burwood Children's Homes (1985); papers relating to St John's Homes for Boys and Girls (1970-1988); papers relating to Orana Peace Memorial Homes for Children (1973-1984).
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06 December 2023
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