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.
Contexto geográfico y cultural
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.
Mandatos/Fuentes de autoridad
Officer in charge: Archivist-in-charge
Administración de registros y políticas de recolección
The Congregational Archives generally collects its own records only.
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.
Instrumentos de descripción, guías y publicaciones
Área de acceso
Horario de apertura
Researchers are required to pre-book appointments with the Archives Manager. Closed on public holidays and between Christmas and New Year.
Condiciones de acceso y requisitos
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.
To be advised: The Congregational Archives will be relocating during 2019.
Área de servicios
Servicios para la investigación
Please email with reference enquiry.
Servicios de reproducción
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.
Área de control
Identificador de la descripción
Identificador de la institución
Reglas y/o convenciones usadas
Estado de elaboración
Nivel de detalle
Fechas de creación, revisión o eliminación
Revised 12 April 2018
Notas de mantención
Puntos de acceso
Puntos de acceso
Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
Educación (Thematic area)
Indigenous (Thematic area)
Law and Justice (Thematic area)
Medicine and Health (Thematic area)
Out of Home Care (Thematic area)
Religión (Thematic area)
Tarmons building, St Vincent’s College, Rockwall Crescent, Potts Point.
Postal address: PO Box 21, Potts Point NSW 1335. Sydney, New South Wales 2011