Catholic Archdiocese of Perth
The Archive of the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth holds around 1,000 files relating to Former Child Migrants. The collection includes files created by the Catholic Episcopal Migration and Welfare Association and the Catholic Migrant Centre. The files may include information from Malta, from Children's Homes in Britain and the Catholic Homes to which children were sent in WA: Bindoon, Castledare, Clontarf, Nazareth House, St Joseph's Girls' Orphange, St Vincent's Foundling Home, and Tardun. Family tracing information may also be included on the files.
Access to these records is restricted to protect the privacy of individuals. You are very welcome to enquire or to telephone for an appointment.
The Archive of the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth holds around 1,000 files relating to Former Child Migrants. The collection includes:
The files may hold information relating to the personal histories of people who came as child migrants to Catholic institutions in Western Australia after World War II.
The type of information that may be held on a file includes:
Many files have very little personal information. No new records have been added to this collection since December 2008, when the Catholic Migrant Centre program closed.
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 20 January 2013, Last modified: 28 January 2015