The Dependent Children Registers 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).
Please contact the State Records Authority of New South Wales:
Street Address: Western Sydney Records Centre, 143 O'Connell Street, Kingswood NSW 2747
Postal Address: PO Box 516, Kingswood NSW 2747
Phone: (02) 9673 1788
Fax: (02) 9833 4518
If you know the name of a member of staff use this email format: firstname.lastname@example.org