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Western Australia - Organisation

Good Shepherd Archive (1983 - )


The Good Shepherd Archive is located in Abbotsford, Melbourne (Victoria). The Archive cares for the records of the Good Shepherd Sisters in Australia and New Zealand dating from 1863 until the present day.


The Good Shepherd Archive's collection includes many records about the Sisters' work with women and girls. Register books of admission and discharge have been retained for most residential convents in Australia and New Zealand. The Archive offers a research service to former residents, to their relatives and to people interested in the Good Shepherd mission in Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti. The research service operates by mail; the Archive is not open to the public and is a part-time service.

Sources used to compile this entry: This entry has been updated with information received from the record holders as part of the Records Access Documentation grants. The source documents are held in the eScholarship Research Centre files at the University of Melbourne.

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill