• Archival Series

Admission Registers to Diamantina Orphanage and Diamantina Receiving Depot

To access these records

Please contact Queensland State Archives:

Postal Address: PO Box 1397, Sunnybank Hills QLD 4109

Phone: (07) 3037 6777

Email: info@archives.qld.gov.au

Website: https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/arts/heritage/archives/contacts

Reference Number

Quote this number to access your records: Queensland State Archives Series ID, 6866

Records Location

These records are held by Queensland State Archives.


The Admission Registers to Diamantina Orphanage and Diamantina Receiving Depot, Series ID 6867, record details of each child admitted to the Diamantina Orphanage or Receiving Depot. Information recorded in the registers includes name of child, place born, date of birth, date of admission, reason for admission, terms of admission, date of discharge, to whom discharged, reason for discharge, name, occupation, religion and address of parents, and any other remarks (e.g. other institutions the child was transferred from/to, or if the child died).

Access Conditions

These records are open access and have been digitised by QSA. To access this register click the ‘View Digital Copy’ link on the QSA item page.


Queensland State Archives have created an online searchable index for this register, which can be accessed through the ‘Schools, hospitals and orphanages’ section on the following webpage: https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/arts/heritage/archives/starting/search-the-records/search-the-records.

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