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Western Australia - Organisation

Catholic Migrant Centre (1992 - 2008)

Catholic and Church Agency
Alternative Names
  • Former Child Migrants Program (also known as)

The Catholic Migrant Centre was established in 1984 by the Archdiocese of Perth to deliver a range of immigration-related programs from a small office in Victoria Square in Perth. In 1992, Sr Tania de Jong was appointed to help former child migrants access records about their childhood and trace family in Britain and Malta, using records inherited from the Catholic Episcopal Migration and Welfare Association (CEMWA). In January 2002, Sr Flo O'Sullivan was appointed to the role, and the program was extended to include referrals to general welfare support services, advocacy, outreach and computer education for former child migrants. This program was funded by the Christian Brothers with contributions from the Sisters of Mercy and the Poor Sisters of Nazareth in Western Australia. In 2004 the Catholic Migrant Centre became part of Centrecare. The Former Child Migrants program continued until 18 December 2008.

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Sources used to compile this entry: Henningham, Nikki, 'Catholic Migrant Centre (1984 - )', in Australian Women's Archives Project: The Australian Women's Register, The National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW) in conjunction with The University of Melbourne, The Australian Women's Register, 2012,

Prepared by: Debra Rosser