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 cultural e geográfico
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/Fontes de autoridade
Officer in charge: Archivist-in-charge
Políticas de gestão e entrada de documentos
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 pesquisa, guias e publicações
área de acesso
horário de funcionamento
Researchers are required to pre-book appointments with the Archives Manager. Closed on public holidays and between Christmas and New Year.
Condição de acesso e uso
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 serviços
serviços de pesquisa
Please email with reference enquiry.
serviços de reprodução
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.
Zona do controlo
Identificador da descrição
Identificador da instituição
Regras ou convenções utilizadas
Nível de detalhe
Datas de criação, revisão ou eliminação
Revised 12 April 2018
Línguas e escritas
Notas de manutenção
Pontos de acesso
Pontos de acesso
Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
Educação (Thematic area)
Indigenous (Thematic area)
Law and Justice (Thematic area)
Medicine and Health (Thematic area)
Out of Home Care (Thematic area)
Religião (Thematic area)
Área de transferência
Tarmons building, St Vincent’s College, Rockwall Crescent, Potts Point.
Postal address: PO Box 21, Potts Point NSW 1335. Sydney, New South Wales 2011