Some people may find content on this website distressing. Read more
New South Wales - Archival Collection

Records of the Bungarimbil Adolescent and Family Care Program (1957 - 2000?)


This archival collection contains records related to the Bungarimbil Adolescent and Family Care Program which includes a temporary foster care program, a youth support program, a community placement program, a children's centre, a community centre and a counselling service. Records in this collection may also relate to the Bungarimbil Boys' Home which operated from 1957 to 1983, and a residential care unit which operated from 1989 to 1996.All of these programs were, and are, run by Anglicare Services of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn.


Access Conditions

Access to records in this collection is available to people who experienced 'care' through Bungarimbil. Information may be released to immediate family members if they can show proof of identity and, where possible, have consent from the person the record relates too.


This archival collection has been broken up into three archival series or groups of records:

  • Bungarimbil Boys'/Children's Home: Client files and admission register (1957 - 1983)
  • Residential Care Unit: Client files, Bungarimbil Adolescent and Family Care Program (1989 - 1996)
  • Temporary Foster Care: Client files and referral records, Bungarimbil Adolescent and Family Care Program (1997 - )


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,; Anglicare Australia Provenance Project 2014, p. 5.

Prepared by: Leanne Howard