• Archival Series

Admission Forms, Orphan Home/Farr House

To access these records

Please contact the AskUs service at the State Library of South Australia:

Postal Address: GPO Box 419, Adelaide SA 5001

Phone: (08) 8207 7250 or SA country callers 1800 182 013

Website: https://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/ask-us

Reference Number

Quote this number to access your records: State Library of South Australia Archival Number, SRG 94/136/4

Records Location

These records are held by State Library of South Australia.


Admission Forms for the Orphan Home and its successor, Farr House consist of two manila folders with metal binders containing completed admission forms. The forms provide admission details for children in the institutions. Some forms include other attached documents.

Access Conditions

For access to many Anglican records held at the State Library of South Australia, you will need permission from the Diocesan Archivist at the Anglican Archives. This is called ‘mediated access’. Records which require mediated access are clearly identified in the State Library catalogue and/or findings aids and State Library staff will also be able to advise you if this is necessary.

Mediated access is required when records contain personal information about individuals whose privacy needs to be protected.

For access to Anglican records a written application to the Diocesean Archivist is required. You will also need to provide proof of your identity. If you are requesting access to records about someone else, permission from that person or other evidence of eligibility to access that information must be provided. If you need a copy of the records ensure that you include this in your request.


The Admission Forms are titled The Orphan Home, Adelaide Incorporated Application for Admission and they are filed alphabetically.

The headings on the forms are: (1) Name of applicant seeking admission of child, (2) Child’s name in full, (3) Age and place of birth, (4) Names of father and mother, (5) Last address of father and mother, (6) If father and mother both dead, name and address of next of kin, (7) Names and addresses of near relatives, (8) To what religion does the child belong? (9) Has the child been baptised and where? (10) Names of two well-known persons to whom Committee may refer, (11) Can anything be paid towards child support?

Some forms include attachments such as medical certificates, correspondence and reports.

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