These records relate to children who were admitted to State care. They record where the dependent children were placed (whether with foster parents or guardians). Some of the children were eventually adopted. The registers give: name of child; age; religion; where received; name and known address of parents and remarks; particulars of foster parents and guardians, i.e. names, addresses, dates when received and when transferred, and how placed; and how eventually disposed of and date (this may be by adoption, back to custody of one or both parents, or the child may have attained the age of eighteen).
Quantity: 37 volumes
State Records Authority of New South Wales, 143 O'Connell Street, Kingswood NSW 2727.
Microfiche copies of these cards are held in the State Reference Library Family History Room, Lower Ground 2, State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney.