Good Shepherd Archives
The Good Shepherd Archive is located in Abbotsford, Melbourne. It manages the records of the Good Shepherd Sisters in Australia and New Zealand dating from 1863 until the present day.
The Archive offers a research service to former residents, to their relatives and to people interested in the Good Shepherd mission in Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti. The research service operates part time and operates by mail.
All requests for personal information must be accompanied by some form of personal identification such as a copy of your birth certificate or a copy of your current driver’s licence. If you are applying for information about another person, their permission is required. If you are applying for information about a person who is deceased, proof of death is required. Proof of your relationship to the deceased person is also required.
The Sisters of The Good Shepherd came from France to Australia in 1863 to help vulnerable women and children during the Gold Rush.
The Chapel History Centre
Our friendly volunteers can answer your questions or take you on a tour of the Chapel.
Our Apology to Former Residents
Good Shepherd is committed to supporting former residents and improving their wellbeing today.