Heritage and Information Service

The Heritage and Information Service is responsible for the preservation and safe storage of the historical records.

Black and white historic photo of one of the dormitories in South Melbourne building.

The historical records relate to children who were placed in orphanages and children’s homes established in Victoria by the Sisters of Mercy, the Christian Brothers and the Sisters of St Joseph. This collection of records dates from 1857.

The service is also responsible for the preservation and safe storage of client records created from the commencement of MacKillop Family Services in 1997.

The Heritage and Information Service provides:

  • comprehensive supported access to records by former residents of our founding agencies
  • searches for separated family members
  • facilitates family reunions
  • reconnects former residents with each other and supports many social events for former residents.

The service contributes to policy development and the monitoring of the overall client records management for the organisation.

 

Contacts

  • Heritage and Information Service(03) 9699 9177237 Cecil Street South Melbourne VIC 3205

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