• Archival Collection

Glastonbury and Geelong Orphanage Records

To access these records

Please contact the Manager of the Geelong Heritage Centre:

Postal address: Geelong Heritage Centre, 51 Little Malop Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Phone: (03) 4201 0630

Email: heritagecentre@grlc.vic.gov.au

Website: https://www.grlc.vic.gov.au/glhc/heritage-centre

Records Location

These records are held by Geelong Heritage Centre.

Details

The Glastonbury and Geelong Orphanage Records is a collection held at the Geelong Heritage Centre. The records date from around 1855 to 1992. The collection includes records relating to children in care at Glastonbury Child and Family Services and the organisations which preceded it, such as client records, admission records, Superintendent, Matron and visitor reports, minutes and financial records.

Access Conditions

Conditional Access – Before contacting the Geelong Heritage Centre to access the records, permission is required from Barwon Child, Youth & Family.

Records

The collection at the Geelong Heritage Centre includes records relating to children in ‘care’ at Glastonbury Child and Family Services and its historical or ancestral agencies. The records were transferred from Glastonbury to the Geelong Heritage Centre during the 1980s. The collection (as described in the Archives Catalogue, Geelong Heritage Centre) includes:

  • Client records, 1947-1992 – These records contain medical information about the children placed in care, supporting letters for the admission of the children to care and the admission record. Some records contain other miscellaneous information. (Geelong Heritage Centre reference number: GRS 1293)
  • Admission Records 1875 -1946 (Geelong Heritage Centre reference number: GRS 244)
  • Annual Reports and Constitution, and other papers 1855-1954 (Geelong Heritage Centre reference number: GRS 246)
  • Minutes 1870-1933 (Geelong Heritage Centre reference number: GRS 245)
  • Statistical Returns, Endowment Fund and Cash Books 1873-1946 (Geelong Heritage Centre reference number: GRS 248)
  • Superintendent’s, Matron’s and Visitor’s Reports 1901-1964 (Geelong Heritage Centre reference number: GRS 247)
  • Glastonbury Primary School (No. 3656) records – pupil register, committee records, report books, and other papers 1951-1968 (Geelong Heritage Centre reference number: GRS 1359)

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