• Archival Series

Welfare Photographs and Publications

To access these records

Please contact the Archivist, University of Melbourne Archives:

Postal Address: Archives, Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne VIC 3010

Phone: (03) 8344 6848 or (03) 8344 0590

Email: archives@archives.unimelb.edu.au

Website: https://archives.unimelb.edu.au/

Reference Number

Quote this number to access your records: University of Melbourne Archives Reference Number, 2013.0135

Records Location


Welfare Photographs and Publications is a series comprising photographs published by the British and Victorian state governments about social welfare activities and institutions. The records include photographs a number of Victorian children’s Homes.

Access Conditions



These records were part of the RMIT Social Policy Archive before their subsequent transfer to the University of Melbourne Archives. The photographs and publications were collected by Donella (Donna) Jaggs, a former social worker with the Victorian government, who went on to become a lecturer and researcher in social policy.

There are photographs of buildings and people (children and staff members) from a number of Victorian institutions, including: Poplar House, Turana; Hillside Boys’ Home; Sutton Grange; and Winlaton (including Winbirra Reception/Remand Centre and Leawarra Hostel).

Other photographs are from family group homes run by the Victorian government, including: Larnook, Moonya, Kalimna, Bunyarra.

There are also some photographs taken by the Department of foster homes.

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