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Organisation State Records of South Australia
- Gepps Cross Research Centre 115 Cavan Road, Gepps Cross SA 5094 City Research Centre, Bickford North Building 26-28 Leigh Street, Adelaide SA 5000
State Records of South Australia is the government archives of South Australia and holds a large part of the state's official documentary heritage, including records relating to institutions for children.
Many records relating to institutions for children in South Australia are subject to access restrictions. Records which contain a high level of sensitive personal information about individuals are usually restricted for at least one hundred years from the date of their creation. Information relating to adoptions is closed to general public access in perpetuity but may be made available to the relevant individuals on application. Written Permission must be obtained from the government agency which created the record in order to access restricted material. In the case of records relating to children, the agency responsible is the Adoption and Family Information Service of the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion. A Research Centre Members card, obtainable at the State Records, is required to research records held at State Records.
State Records of South Australia
GPO Box 2343, Adelaide SA 5001
Telephone: (08) 8204 8791
Opening hours: Closed on public holidays.
Gepps Cross: Tuesday-Friday 9.30 am-3.30 pm, 1st Sunday each month 11 am - 5 pm. (When the first Sunday of the month occurs on a public holiday long weekend, the Gepps Cross Research Centre will be open on the second Sunday of the month)
City: Tuesday-Friday 9.30 am - 3.30 pm.
Fees: Copying Fees on request
Manages Records of
Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005, http://www.salinkup.com.au/content.php?page_id=4.
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 4 February 2011, Last modified: 7 June 2012