Asylum and hospital records

Ancestry.com – Victoria, Australia, Asylum Records, 1853-1940

This collection is held by the Public Record Office Victoria. Details recorded include: name, age, relationship status, next of kin, length of stay, general health, and whether the patient is considered dangerous or suicidal and ocasionally a photograph. These records…

South Australian Medical Heritage Society – Society Website & Virtual Museum

The Main Galleries include medicine, surgery, anaesthesia, X-rays, hospitals and other organisations plus individuals of note. The Small Galleries include dentistry and nursing which includes nursing uniforms: history and evolution. The Gallery of Hospitals & similar organisations in South Australia…

University of Newcastle, NSW – Special Collections on Flickr

This collection of 76,923+ images has a lot of material for family history research including this small selection: • Anglican Diocese of Newcastle – Churches and rectories, 344 images • Coal mines and coal • Estate posters • Historical photographs…

Judy Webster’s Genealogy Indexes & Advice

This site has 53,000+ names of local, interstate and overseas persons mentioned in records in Queensland, Australia. There is also 135+ pages of advice and indexes original records held by Queensland State Archives. Indexes to original records at Queensland State…

Bendigo Family History Group

This group is a branch of Family History Connections formerly the  Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies (AIGS), Blackburn, Melbourne. The Bendigo Family History Group holds monthly meetings with invited speakers, and has an extensive resource collection which is housed in…

Asylum Records – Research Topic Guide

This guide by State Records of New South Wales is a comprehensive guide to what is available and how to access it. This guide also includes metal health records.

Queensland State Archives – Schools, Hospitals and Orphanages

Queensland State Archives  holds many of the nineteenth and early to mid-twentieth century records on Queensland government schools, hospitals, asylums, medical staff, orphanages and children’s homes. There are guides, videos and other information to help you. The hospital records include:…