Child Care and Protection

During the 1790s plans to establish an orphan asylum in Sydney gathered pace as the number of neglected and destitute children increased. The first Female Orphan School, championed by Governor Philip King and Reverend Samuel Marsden, opened in 1801. Initially boys were apprenticed out rather...

Did you, or someone in your family, grow up in an orphanage, children’s home or foster care in NSW? Our Care Leavers guide gets you started accessing care leaver records.

This page provides information to assist Care Leavers to locate and access records of their time in out of home...

A chronology of child youth and migration from the United Kingdom and an overview of the related records series

Major sources from the collection relating to child care and protection, c.1801-1912

Not digitised

This index combines: Mittagong Farm home for Boys (1907-1921); Randwick Asylum for Destitute Children (1852-1915); Orphan schools records (1817-1886) and Industrial schools records (1867-1942).

A brief history of the Randwick Asylum for Destitute Children. A list of the main records series can be found in the Child Care and Protection Guide.

These photographs illustrate the farm property and buildings, the training programs and aspects of daily life of the people working at Scheyville (near Windsor). Scheyville was a training farm for young men selected from the Sydney area, and those arriving under various British immigration...

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