Access to records is restricted to protect the privacy of individuals, but you are very welcome to enquire. The Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea encourages you to either contact them directly for access to personal records, or use one of the available Support Services.
Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea Perth Archives' collection relates to Homes run by the Sisters of Mercy in Western Australia including St Joseph's Girls' Orphanage, St Vincent's Foundling Home Subiaco, Subiaco Boys' Orphanage and St Joseph's Catholic Orphanage for Girls and Catherine McAuley Centre. There is also information about the primary school, St Joseph's Victoria Square, where some of the girls from the orphanage went to school.
The types of items held include photographs, memorabilia, artefacts, and records. The records include:
This collection is a combination of collections previously held by MercyCare Ltd, Mercy Heritage Centre, Perth and the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea in Perth. The collection is now held by the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea in Petersham, NSW.
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.
29 October 2020
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/wa/WE01259
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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