• Archival Series

Index To Admissions And Discharges, Benevolent Society of New South Wales

To access these records

Please contact a Librarian at State Library of New South Wales:

Postal address: 1 Shakespeare Place, Sydney NSW 2000

Phone: (02) 9273 1414

Email: library@sl.nsw.gov.au

Website: https://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/research-and-collections/ask-librarian

Reference Number

Quote this number to access your records: State Library of New South Wales - Manuscripts & Pictures Call Number, *D 561-*D 582


Index To Admissions And Discharges record the name, age, religion, date of admission and discharge reason (e.g. to boarding out officer, to family, to another institution, to billet, with permission, absconded, expelled or deceased).

Access Conditions

An online search for this index can be accessed through https://sydneybenevolentasylum.com/index.php?page=search-index.


The volumes index admissions and discharges at:

  • Sydney Benevolent Asylum (Jan 1852-May 1904)
  • Liverpool Asylum (1852-1862)
  • Hospital for Women, Paddington (Oct 1901-May 1903)
  • and provides a general index (Mar 1904-Aug 1913)

The series is incomplete and there are no records between May 1865 and February 1875. The records are arranged alphabetically by date of admission and there are 12 volumes.

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