This series contains records with both open and restricted access. Open access records can be ordered from SROWA by any member of the public. Individuals will need to apply to the Aboriginal History Research Services in order to access restricted records.
The records in this series about missions and institutions include records relating to the removal of children, health and medical treatment, employment of Aboriginal people, lists of people living in or transferred to missions/institutions, and 'personal' correspondence files relating to named individuals, as well as more general administrative files relating to reporting, staffing, buildings and maintenance, rationing, assets, and finances. This series also includes a small number of records relating to the adoption of Aboriginal children.
The 'personal' correspondence files in this series include the names of individuals and families in their titles. The term 'personal' file is a slight misnomer as these files invariably contain limited correspondence regarding the person stated. The Department for Communities holds a fuller series of personal files relating to Aboriginal people. These files were created by the various departments responsible for Aboriginal welfare and were transferred to the Department for Community Welfare in 1972.
The below document contains a list of items in this series that may be of relevance to Care Leavers. The items are arranged by the Home/Institution or theme that they refer to.
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.
25 September 2023
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/wa/WE00939
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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