• Archival Series

Admission Registers, Junior Red Cross Homes

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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

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Reference Number

Quote this number to access your records: State Library of South Australia Archival Number, SRG 770/32


The Admission Registers from the Junior Red Cross Homes are two separate registers. One register is a large hard-cover landscape volume which spans the dates from 1933 to 1958. The other register is a hard-cover A4 sized volume which dates from 1961 to 1968. There are no records from 1958 to 1961. Both admission reigsters are held by the State Library of South Australia.

Access Conditions

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Access to this material at the State Library requires written permission from the person or organisation that deposited the records. Please contact the State Library for more information.


The first register has hand-drawn columns and entries on one page that give: (1) Name, (2) Address, (3) Sex, (4) Age, (5) Date of Admission, (6) Recommended by, (7) Disability, (8) Date of discharge, (9) Payment. From 1939 the pages are divided into Boys and Girls.
Notes on contents – Entries are arranged by date of admission. Many children listed in the register were undergoing treatment at the Adelaide Children’s Hospital. (7) Disability: sometimes records behavioural problems and reasons for admission. (8) Date of discharge: sometimes includes information about where child was transferred to.

In the second register entries appear in printed columns across two pages as follows. Left hand page: (1) Number, (2) Name of patient, (3) Born, (4) Parent/Guardian surname and initial, (5) Address. Right hand page: (6) Discharged, (7) Medical Officer, (8) Diagnosis, (9) Hospital Fund, (10) Gross Fees, (11) CW Benefits, (12) Nett. Notes on contents – Entries arranged in order of admission date. (10) Gross Fees column only filled in sporadically. As of 9/65 Reason is pencilled in and column records reasons for admission, such as desertion or illness of parents, as well as information about transfers to other homes.

Quantity: 2 registers

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