Australia

Children’s Homes

This site by Peter Higginbotham aims to provide information on all the many and varied institutions that became home for thousands of children and young people in Britain. These establishments range from orphanages, homes for those in poverty, or with…

Adoption and Forgotten Australians

A family history research guide, by the State Library of Victoria, for adopted people, Forgotten Australians and child migrants.TIP: Check state libraries and state archival repositories for similar guides

Barnardos Australia – Supporting Old Boys and Girls

Barnardos provides a service for people who have lived in Barnardos care. They hold files on old boys and girls of Barnardos who migrated to Australia under the Child Migration Scheme and can provide  information on your files and general…

Find & Connect Australia

The Find & Connect web resource is for forgotten Australians, former child migrants and everyone with an interest in the history of out-of-home care in Australia. Use this site to find information, including documents and images, about institutions, organisations that…

Care Leavers Australia Network

This is a support and advocacy group for people brought up in care away from their family as state wards or Home children raised in Children’s Homes, orphanages or other institutions, or in foster care. Includes a list of orphanages…

Monash University – History of Adoption Project

This site includes a bibliography, Australian adoption records information for Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. There are also links to relevant government and community contacts.