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.
Geografische en culturele 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.
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.
Toegangen, gidsen en publicaties
Researchers are required to pre-book appointments with the Archives Manager. Closed on public holidays and between Christmas and New Year.
Raadpleegvoorwaarden en -eisen
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.
Please email with reference enquiry.
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.
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Toegepaste regels en/of conventies
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Revised 22 February 2022
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)
Sisters of Charity Heritage Centre & Archives
1 Rockwall Crescent, Potts Point
Postal address: PO Box 21, Potts Point NSW 1335. Sydney, New South Wales 2011