• Archival Collection

Records of Northcote Home

To access these records

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

Website: https://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/ask-us

Reference Number

Quote this number to access your records: State Library of South Australia Archival Number, SRG 154

Records Location

These records are held by State Library of South Australia.


The collection Records of Northcote Home includes various records about the history of the home, including correspondence, annual reports, Matron’s reports, registers, visitors books, newspaper clippings, financial records, and board of management minutes relating to Northcote Home. The collection is held by the State Library of South Australia.

Access Conditions

Researchers can have access to publicly accessible documents, photographs, recordings and transcripts held at the State Library of South Australia on presenting their Readers Ticket. Readers Tickets are available from the Library. Records, recordings and transcripts can only be used in the Somerville Reading Room and are not available for borrowing.

Access to some material in this collection is restricted to protect personal privacy. Permission from the archivist will be required to access this material. Please contact the State Library of South Australia for access to this collection.


The records of Northcote Home at the State Library of South Australia include the following records that may refer to children in the Home:

  • Minutes of the board of management (1927 – 1940, 1948-1974)
  • Correspondence (1965 – 1974)
  • Annual Reports (1930-1974)
  • Child Endowment book (1962 – 1973)
  • Monthly register of children at the Home (1969 – 1973)
  • Daily register of admittance and discharge of children, number of children and TB cases (1964 – 1973)
  • Matron’s Reports (1972 – 1973)
  • Visitors Book (1928 – 1968)

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