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Archival Series State Ward Index Cards (1900 - 1992)
- Alternative Names
- GRS 4472 (State Records of South Australia Reference Number)
Front of card, across top: (1) Name, (2) Number, (3) Age, (4) Date of birth, (5) Late place of residence, (6) Religion, (7) Parentage, (8) Court of Committal, (9) Reason for admission, (10) Date of admission. Columns follow with: (11) Date, (12) Readmitted, (13) Date of leaving, (14) Wages, (15) Where gone to. Back of card columns: (1) Date of visit, (2) Result, (3) Date of visit, (4) Result, (5) Date of visit, (6) Result, (7) Date of school report, (8) Remarks. Only dates in Date column and an initial in Result column. Notes on contents - Final entry across card in red ink if released or over-age. Some cards more detailed than others. Cards may provide information about transfers to and from institutions. Cards often provide references to other correspondence or personal files.
STATE RECORDS OF SA
Although some early records relating to children in care in South Australia are open access, many later records are subject to restrictions, particularly records which contain personal information about individuals. 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 current agency responsible is the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI).
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State Records of South Australia
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Is part of Archival Collection
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: 11 August 2011, Last modified: 19 December 2012