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Archival Series Immigration files (1946 - 1974)
- Alternative Names
- NRS 1211 [8/2426] (State Records Authority of New South Wales Reference Number)
These files contain correspondence between Commonwealth departments, relevant charitable institutions and State government departments, including the Immigration Division of the Chief Secretary's Department, the Department of Tourist Activities and the Treasury. The subjects dealt with are child migration to Australia and the funding of the hostels to house them. These files comprise:
Big Brother Movement - Homebush Hostel, Gunning House, 7 July 1950-November 1968; Burwood Hostel, November 1963-December 1973; War Memorial Farm, Fairfield, 9 October 1946-November 1968; Dr Barnardo's Homes - Greenwood, Normanhurst, 29 June 1960-1 June 1970; Maintenance Payments - Child Migration General Policy, 8 June 1950-20 December 1972; Fairbridge Farm Schools - Molong, 12 February 1948-20 November 1974.
Quantity: 1 box
Access The Department of Community Services controls most New South Wales records relating to child and youth migrants. Records relating to individuals, such as case files and correspondence are closed to public access for 100 years. Records such as registers and indexes are closed to public access for 80 years.
Telephone: 02 9716 2200
Fax: 02 9716 2999
Street Address: 4-6 Cavill Avenue, Ashfield
Postal address: Community Services, Locked Bag 4028, Ashfield NSW 2131.
- Child Migrants: Accessing records held by Commonwealth and State Archives, Council of Australasian Archives and Records Authorities [CAARA], http://www.caara.org.au/index.php/publications/child-migrants-accessing-records-held-by-commonwealth-and-state-archives. Details
- 'Archives in Brief 91: 20th century child and youth migration', in Archives in Brief, This Archives in Brief provides a brief overview of the major sources held by State Records that relate to child and youth migration., State Records Authority of New South Wales, 2003, http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/state-archives/guides-and-finding-aids/archives-in-brief/archives-in-brief-91. Details
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 10 August 2011, Last modified: 28 June 2012