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433274
  • Title
    Infants' Home (Ashfield, N.S.W.) further records, 1875-2002
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 8009/Boxes 1-31
    MLMSS 8009/Boxes 32X-33X
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1875-2002
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    433274
  • Physical Description
    5.34 metres of textual material (33 boxes)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Established as the Sydney Foundling Hospital in 1874, the name was changed to the Infants' Home in 1877. It became responsible for the care of infants of unmarried mothers and of destitute parents, as well as providing a temporary home for the mothers. Today it is no longer a residential provider but provides a range of educational and early intervention programs for young children and families in need.
  • Scope and Content
    BOXES 1-2
    Discharges, 1970 A-K, L-Z

    BOXES 3-4
    Discharges, 1971 A-O, P-Z

    BOXES 5-6
    Discharges, 1972 A-O, P-Z

    BOXES 7-8
    Discharges, 1973 A-P, R-Z

    BOXES 9-10
    Family records file, 1974 A-L, M-Z

    BOXES 11-12
    Family records file, 1975 A-L, M-Z

    BOX 13
    Family records file, 1976

    BOX 14
    Family records file, 1977-1980

    BOX 15
    Family records file, 1981-1983

    BOX 16
    Family records file, 1984-1985

    BOX 17
    Family records file, 1986-1991

    BOX 18
    Discharges, 1946-1949 (mostly 1946)
    Regulation register 46 (1 vol.), 24 May 1946-5 April 1949
    Regulation register 46 (1 vol.), 1952-1960

    BOX 19
    Discharges, 1949

    BOX 20
    Discharges, 1963

    BOX 21
    Report Books
    Mothers Unit report books, 29 Jan. 1977-2 July 1979
    Doctors visit book, 3 Aug. 1977-11 July 1978
    Day Care Book, 1976-1977
    Annexe: Report books, 26 May 1976-4 Mar. 1977
    Resident Children, 26 Aug. 1976-24 Sep. 1976
    Weight book, 22 May 1972- 8 Mar. 1976
    Treatment book, April 1976-2 June 1978
    Daily record of children admitted and discharged, April 1964-Jan. 1968
    Record of the Sydney Foundling Hospital 1875-1876

    BOX 22
    Cash book, April-May 1961-Feb/March 1963
    Salaries book, 29 April 1948-9 May 1955
    Minutes of Finance Committee, September 1961-October 1966

    BOX 23
    Minutes of meetings, March 1965-July 1974

    BOX 24
    Minutes of Board meetings, July 1974-October 1976
    Minutes of Board meetings, October 1976-December 1978

    BOX 25
    Scrapbooks and Newscuttings, 1965-1975, 1979-1983
    Newscuttings concerning child care facilities, 1974-1975, 1993
    Notice board clippings, 1975-1976, 1988-1992
    Photocopy of 1874 minute book & press cuttings, 1880's
    Invitations and Christmas cards from Government House, Sydney, 1973-1988
    Tribute of the Legislative Council of NSW in the memory of The Honourable William Charles Peters, 28 Feb. 1978
    Published papers concerning child welfare

    BOX 26
    Papers (photocopies) concerning Underwood and the subdivision of Ashfield
    Published book enclosed in red suede cover imprinted with LT. `Louise Taplin by Hettie Rundle’, Honiton, UK : John M. Tucker, 1902
    Papers and reports concerning the Infants Home, 1957-1992
    Plans for the extension of the Infants Home, 1992
    Papers and correspondence concerning financial expenditure, fundraising, staffing and clients of the Ashfield Infants Home, 1910-1993
    History of the Ashfield Infants Home and Publication of the book (includes original Agreement between Louise Taplin and the Committee of the Infants Home, 25 October 1892)

    BOX 27
    Ashfield Infants Home files
    Boarding Houses; Ashfield Historical Society; Infants’ Home Centenary Appeal; Infants Home Younger Set, 1965-1966; Penrith child care centre proposal; Publicity

    BOX 28-29
    Photographs, 1882-1990s
    Includes portraits of Emily Trollope, Rachel Forster, Mrs Murray

    Photograph album belonging to Louise Taplin, Matron of the Ashfield Infants’ Home, containing travel photographs in Europe. Also contains two photographs of groups of children in the Ashfield Infants Home. between 1870-1901

    BOX 30
    Engraved tin, Sydney Foundling Institution; 1 key for outside door of the ward for toddlers; 2 glass babies bottles; 8mm film on the Ashfield Infants Home

    BOX 31
    Ashfield Infants' Home Annual Reports, 1st (1875)-98th (1972), 112th (1986)-114th (1988), 116th (1990), 118 (1992)-120th (1994), 122nd (1996)-123 (1997), 125th (1999)-128th (2002).

    BOX 32X
    Half tone printing blocks (zinc) and plates (includes engravings of the Ashfield Infants Home, images of staff and children)
    Signs for various staff and Wards of the Infants home including the Rachel Forster Ward

    BOX 33X
    Large photographs in album
    Separate large photographs (9) of the Ashfield Infants Home, 1950-1960s
    Photographs (2 coloured) of Ashfield Infants home in vinyl binding
    Large photograph (1 laminated) of the HMAS Sydney, Dubai-Saudi Arabia, 1991
    Proof copies (5) of the cover for `Betrayed & Forsaken : The Official History of The Ashfield Infants Home’ / Susan Lorne-Johnson. Ashfield, N.S.W. : The Infants' Home, 2001.
  • Source
    Deposited by The Infants' Home in February 2004
  • Access Conditions
    Restricted: Written authority from Ashfield Infants Home is required prior to access. Please contact Ashfield Infants Home, 17 Henry Street, Ashfield NSW 2131; Email: mail@theinfantshome.org.au; Phone: 9799 4844
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Approval for reproduction required:
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