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South Australia - Archival Collection

Records of Colebrook Home (1920s - 1980s)

United Aborigines Mission Archives


The collection Records of Colebrook Home held by the United Aborigines Mission Archives includes Children's records, an Admission register, photographs and various correspondence.


Access Conditions

To make an enquiry with regard to personal records which may be held by the UAM Archives, you will need to fill out a form entitled 'Request for details of personal information held by the United Aborigines Mission'. This form requires the provision of personal details and as much information as possible with regard to the home in which they were resident. Dates of admission and discharge are also required. The UAM will search records free of charge subject to the researcher signing the following agreement, included on the form:

1. That the UAM has no obligation to ensure that any information which it has in its records is found;

2. That you release UAM from any action, suit, claim or demand in respect of any act or omission of UAM and its servants and agents in respect of the subject of your inquiry.

Finding Aids

In 2005, the publication Finding your own way included detailed descriptions of the records relating to Colebrook Home in the archives of the United Aborigines Mission, held in Melbourne.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, 'Homes run by the United Aborigines Mission', in Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005,

Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George