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Index to Children in Victorian Institutions 1860-63

| January 9th, 2014 | Comments Off on Index to Children in Victorian Institutions 1860-63

INDEX TO CHILDREN IN VICTORIAN INSTITUTIONS 1860-63

Compiled by Helen Doxford Harris OAM

This microfiche index is an alphabetical listing of children held in various charitable institutions in Victoria between 1860-63, and has been compiled from material held in the files of the Chief Secretary’s Office, which are housed at the Public Record Office, North Melbourne repository.

The institutions concerned were:

  • The Immigrants Home, Melbourne
  • The Melbourne Protestant Orphan Asylum
  • St. Vincent De Paul Orphanage, South Melbourne
  • Ballarat Benevolent Asylum
  • Beechworth Asylum
  • Bendigo Benevolent Asylum
  • Castlemaine Benevolent Asylum
  • Geelong Protestant Orphan Asylum
  • Geelong Roman Catholic Orphanage

The information provided on this fiche includes some or all of the following:

  • Name, birthplace and age of child
  • Name of institution, date of admission, by whom admitted
  • Previous residence of child
  • Details of parents (birthplace/occupation)
  • To whom child apprenticed.

In many cases the data provided here leads to further sources of information.

In 1864 Industrial Schools were established, and many of the children held in these institutions were transferred to the care of the relevant government department. The Industrial School Registers to 1894 have been indexed by the Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies – see their website for details. However the early Registers often contain little detail about the background of the children, and the details on this fiche may supply the missing information.

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Index to Deserters of Wives and Children 1880-1895

| January 8th, 2014 | Comments Off on Index to Deserters of Wives and Children 1880-1895

INDEX TO DESERTERS OF WIVES AND CHILDREN 1880-1885; 1886-1890; 1891-1895

Compiled by Helen Doxford Harris OAM

These microfiche indexes have been compiled from the weekly issues of the Victoria Police Gazette from 1880- 1885, 1886-1890 and 1891-1895. Each contains over 3,000 entries relating to men who deserted their wives and/or families, and women who deserted their children. While the indexes published in the Gazettes only list the name of the offender, these indexes include all names published in each entry.  The Gazettes have also been digitized, but the search facility is not always 100% accurate, and it is easy to miss a relevant name just using that option.

Details provided in the indexes include the offender’s name and, where known, their birthplace, age, occupation, the area in which they had been living, their possible future movements and known relatives. In a number of cases the victim also is named, and these entries have also been cross-referenced back to the offender.

An additional index of locations is included. Researchers may find this useful when seeking details of the paternity of an illegitimate child. If the birthplace of such a child is known, the locational index can be used to search for a possible matching entry, as the mother (usually unnamed in the Gazette entry) may have laid charges against the father, at a local court.

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