Centacare's archival collection dates between 1959 to 1979, with much of it relating to St Joseph's Child Care Centre. Among other items, it includes minutes of meetings with cottage parents and progress reports of the children written by houseparents. The records mention a number of children's names and a few include school reports and examples of school work. Centacare also holds records for the adoptions that it managed.
Care Leavers or people affected by adoption (and their families) wanting to find information or access personal files can contact Centacare.
Prepared by: Caroline Evans
Created: 21 May 2012, Last modified: 28 January 2015