• Archival Series

Scarba House: Matron's Diary, 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, MLMSS 6091


Scarba House: Matron’s Diary is a record of the daily administration of Scarba House. It includes matters related to children and staff, reports on the state of the House, reports on the health of the children, staff reports, building repairs and improvements, records of the transfer of children, donations received, special events and extraordinary incidents and occurrences.

Access Conditions

These records are restricted and written permission from the Benevolent Society must be obtained. At the time of application proof of ID and/or proof of relationship to the person in the records must be provided. For preservation purposes you may only be able to access a copy of the original record. Contact the State Library of New South Wales for assistance in applying for access to the collection.


The diary is arranged chronologically and there is 1 volume.

  • From

    March 1964

  • To

    April 1969

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