• Archival Series

Correspondence files, multiple number series (policy matters)

To access these records

Please contact General Enquiries, National Archives of Australia:

Postal Address: PO Box 4924, Kingston, ACT 2604

Phone: (02) 6212 3600

Email: archives@naa.gov.au

Website: https://www.naa.gov.au/help-your-research/ask-us-about-collection

Reference Number

Quote this number to access your records: National Archives of Australia Series Number, A445

Records Location


This series consists of immigration policy files relating to the assimilation, welfare and education of migrants. File subjects include, for example, child-youth migration schemes, Children’s Homes taking migrant children, Acts relating to immigration, migrant organisations, transport, sponsorship schemes, housing and accommodation, conferences, refugees and restricted immigration policy.

Access Conditions

The majority of records in this series are Open Access. Many of the records relating to Children’s Homes have been digitised and are available online. Some records have partially open access, or have not yet been examined for access requirements.

For access to these records please contact the National Archives of Australia.


Please note that this series is also known as Correspondence Files, Multiple Number Series, 1951-55. According to RecordSearch and the Research Guide “Good British Stock”, the dates 1951-1955 refer to the time the files were “accumulated” by the Department of Immigration.

The below document contains a list of items in this series that may be of relevance to Care Leavers. The items are arranged by the Home/Institution or theme that they refer to.

Series A445 Correspondence files, multiple number series (policy matters)

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