• Archival Series

Immigration Files [Child and Youth Migrants, NSW]

To access these records

Please contact the State Archives and Records Authority of New South Wales:

Postal Address: PO Box 516, Kingswood NSW 2747

Phone: (02) 9673 1788

Email: info@records.nsw.gov.au

Website: http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/contact-us/contact-us/

Reference Number

Quote this number to access your records: State Records Authority of New South Wales Series Number, 1211


Immigration Files is a series of records relating to child migrants who were placed in institutions in New South Wales. They comprise records such as correspondence between Commonwealth departments, relevant charitable institutions and State government departments, including the Immigration Division of the Chief Secretary’s Department, the Department of Tourist Activities and the Treasury. The subjects dealt with are child migration to Australia and the funding of the hostels to house them.

Access Conditions

These records are open access. For access to these records please contact State Archives NSW.


These files consist of 1 box of records, which includes the following:

Big Brother Movement – Homebush Hostel, Gunning House, 7 July 1950-November 1968;
Big Brother Movement – Burwood Hostel, November 1963-4 December 1973;
Big Brother Movement – War Memorial Farm, Fairfield, 9 October 1946-November 1968;
Dr Barnardo’s Homes – “Greenwood” – Normanhurst, 29 June 1960-1 June 1970;
Maintenance Payments – Child Migration General Policy 8 June 1950-20 December 1972;
Fairbridge Farm Schools, Molong, 12 February 1948-20 November 1974.

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