Sisters of Charity of Australia Congregational Archives, Potts Point, New South Wales

Identity area

Identifier

daa/158

Authorized form of name

Sisters of Charity of Australia Congregational Archives, Potts Point, New South Wales

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Religious Sisters of Charity of Australia

Type

  • Religious
  • Private

Contact area

 

Archives Manager

Type

Address

Street address

Tarmons building, St Vincent’s College, Rockwall Crescent, Potts Point.
Postal address: PO Box 21, Potts Point NSW 1335.

Locality

Sydney

Region

New South Wales

Country name

Postal code

2011

Telephone

02 9356 3294

Fax

Note

Description area

History

The Sisters of Charity of Australia Congregational Archives is the central repository for records and museum objects of the first Catholic female Religious order to arrive in Australia in 1838.

Established in 1989, the Congregational Archives has been staffed by professional lay staff since 1995.

The Congregational Archives holds material relating to the past and present ministries of the Sisters of Charity in four states – New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria and Queensland, mainly in the ministries of health, education, prisons, community care, the homeless, childcare, rural and remote, social justice as well as overseas missions in Papua New Guinea, and some countries of the Pacific, Asia and Africa.

Geographical and cultural context

The Archives also holds records, museum objects and textiles relating to individual Sisters, convents and communities of Sisters, as well as governance and administration of the Congregation.

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Officer in charge: Archivist-in-charge

Records management and collecting policies

The Congregational Archives generally collects its own records only.

Buildings

Holdings

The Congregational Archives holds the records of this Catholic religious congregation (its governing and administrative bodies, individual members, convents and communities) and of the facilities it used to provide services in the fields of health, education, community care and childcare.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Researchers are required to pre-book appointments with the Archives Manager.
Closed on public holidays and between Christmas and New Year.

Access conditions and requirements

Access is by completion of an access form. As it is a private Archives, some records may have access restrictions. A closed period of 30 years applies to most records.

Accessibility

To be advised: The Congregational Archives will be relocating during 2019.

Services area

Research services

Please email with reference enquiry.

Reproduction services

Fee for copying: 1-5 pages (A3 and A4 size) $ 5 ; 1-10 pages (A3 and A4): $10
Supply of digital image: $15 per image. (As at February 2018)
Application forms are available for both obtaining copies and for permission to reproduce.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 12 April 2018

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Indigenous (Thematic area)
  • Law and Justice (Thematic area)
  • Medicine and Health (Thematic area)
  • Out of Home Care (Thematic area)
  • Religion (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Tarmons building, St Vincent’s College, Rockwall Crescent, Potts Point. Postal address: PO Box 21, Potts Point NSW 1335.
Sydney, New South Wales 2011