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New South Wales - Archival Series

Admission Registers (1880 - 1979)

St Joseph's Girls' Home


The Admission Registers from St Joseph's Girls' Home comprise three volumes. The amount and detail of the information recorded in the Admission Registers varies. The first volume (1880-June 1964) records: child's name; date of birth; date of admission; religion and date of removal. The second volume (April 1959-January 1970) records: child's name; date of birth; date of admission; last school attended and class enrolled in. The third volume (1971-79) records: child's name; date of birth; date of admission; name of person or institution seeking admission; last school attended; date of discharge and name of person to whom discharged.


Access Conditions

Physical access to the original records is not possible due to their fragility. For access to information held within these records, please contact Family Spirit.


The Archives of Mary MacKillop and the Sisters of St Joseph held the records of St Joseph's Girls' Home until 2013, when the records were moved to CatholicCare Adoption Services Bankstown, now known as Family Spirit.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Thinee, Kristy and Bradford, Tracy, Connecting Kin: Guide to Records, A guide to help people separated from their families search for their records [completed in 1998], New South Wales Department of Community Services, Sydney, New South Wales, 1998,; Information about location of records from Archivist, Sisters of St Joseph, January 2013.

Prepared by: Melissa Downing and Naomi Parry