Good Samaritan Archives, Sydney

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Forme autorisée du nom

Good Samaritan Archives, Sydney

Forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom

  • The Sisters of the Good Samaritan (SGS) of the Order of St Benedict
  • Good Samaritan Sisters' Archives, Sydney


  • Religieux

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Adresse physique

2 Avenue Road, Glebe Point
Postal address: PO Box 1076 Glebe Point NSW 2037




New South Wales

Nom du pays

Code postal



02 8752 5340



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For information about the history of the Good Samaritan Sisters, see

Contexte géographique et culturel

Textes de référence

Structure administrative

Officer in charge: Archivist

Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte

The Good Samaritan Sisters’ Archives contain the records generated by the Sisters and institutions, such as schools, orphanages, women’s refuges and homes for the aged and disadvantaged, for which the Sisters were and are responsible in Australia, Japan, Kiribati and the Philippines.



These holdings include:
In-house documents from the administrative offices of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan;
Documents relating to institutions for which the Sisters of the Good Samaritan are responsible;
Admission registers and other documents relating to:

  • Pitt Street Women’s Refuge Sydney (House of the Good Shepherd), 1857-1901
  • Parramatta Roman Catholic Orphan School, 1877-1886
  • Manly Industrial School/Orphanage, 1881-1910
  • St Magdalen’s Retreat, Tempe, Arncliffe, 1887-1989
  • Buckingham Street, St Magdalen’s Refuge, 1903-1946
  • Good Samaritan Teachers’ Training College, 1905-1983
  • Mater Dei Orphanage, Narellan, 1910-1958
  • Crystal Brook Orphanage/Shelter, SA, 1940-1979.

Photographs, films, slides, videos, memorabilia relating to the above;
Theses and private publications of Good Samaritan Sisters.

Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

Guide to Good Samaritan Generalate Archives, Glebe Point, Sydney NSW
Trower, Ursula, Guide to Visitors Book of R C Orphan School Parramatta, 1863-1886
McGlynn and Trower, Guide to Photographic collection - Good Samaritan Generalate Archives
McGlynn and Trower, Guide to Registers RC Orphan School, Parramatta, Tempe Women's Refuge, Manly Industrial School/Orphanage
McGlynn and Trower, Guide to Foundation and Associated Ministries of SGS
McGlynn, Marie, 'Growth of Religious Institute' Tjurunga. Benedictine Union of Australian and New Zealand, Vol 39 (Sept, 1990): 90-111.

Zone de l'accès

Heures d'ouverture

Open by appointment Mondays to Thursday 9am to 3pm.
Closed Christmas school holidays.

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Application for access form to be completed. At least one day's advance notice of visit required. Access to records which are not normally available for research can be gained by permission from Superior General.


Zone des services offerts

Services d'aide à la recherche

General reference assistance available.

Services de reproduction

Espaces publics

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Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées


Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Revised 1 April 2019




Notes relatives à la mise à jour de la notice


Points d'accès

  • Éducation (Thematic area)
  • Religion (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Presse-papier

Contact principal

2 Avenue Road, Glebe Point Postal address: PO Box 1076 Glebe Point NSW 2037
Sydney, New South Wales 2037