For baptism, Sunday School membership, first communion and confirmation records see Church, Synagogue and Religious Records.
For Children's Courts see Court Records.
Also see Vaccination Records.
Also see School Records
Also see Hospital Records
Also see Orphanage, Industrial School and Reformatory Records.
STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - WILLIAM FORSTER TRY BOYS' SOCIETY (SOUTH YARRA) 1887-1986 (MS9910)
The records are not online. This collection includes annual reports; letter books; minute books; ledgers; receipt books; bank books; rule books; roll and attendance books; members’ subscription records; list of employers and lads employed; copies of Try Boys’ Excelsior News and Australian Boys’ Paper; society histories; programs and tickets; and correspondence and minutes of reports of various related institutions, e.g. City Newsboys’ Try Society, Hawksburn Girls’ Club, Melrose Boys’ home.
Access to material up to the end of 1940 is available. To access records from 1941 onwards, permission must be obtained from Sparkways. This is a finding aid.
STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - GORDON INSTITUTE 1887-1947
The records are not online. They are located under "Gordon Homes for Boys and Girls". This collection comprises case files, correspondence 1902-1904; letterbooks 1906-1936; minute books 1904-1947; boys' registers 1887-1937; children's registers 1900-1910; cash books and records of expenditure; visitors' book; records of application for work 1889-1902; and miscellaneous papers.
STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - VICTORIAN CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY RECORDS 1893-1993
THe records are not online. The collection includes case histories, court committals, fostering and adoption records of children under the care of the society and correspondence relating to children under the control of the society.
Access to records that are older than 99 years are available without restriction. To access records 99 years and under, application needs to be made to OzChild for permission.
STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - CHILDREN'S PROTECTION SOCIETY (VICTORIA) 1896-1985 (MS 10384)
The records are not online. This collection includes files relating to children (1921-1985); copy letter books; minute books; ledgers; cash books; press cuttings; printed material relating to the Children's Services Acts and related matters; photographs; statistical sheets (1961-1970); and letters and press cuttings concerning St Martin's and St John's Homes (1936-1939) and Newhaven Boys' Home (1934).
Any person wishing to view material must contact Kids First Australia?(previously known as the Children?s Protection Society) who handle all requests. This is a finding aid.
STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - MELBOURNE NEWSBOYS' CLUB FOUNDATION 1897-1976 (MS10034)
The records are not online. This collection includes correspondence, annual reports, minutes of meetings , finalised bequests and legacies, photographs and miscellaneous material relating to the club.
All records in this collection are available for consultation. This is a finding aid.