'Minutes - State Children's Council, later the Children's Welfare and Public Relief Board' comprises large volumes of handwritten and then typed minutes. Contents - Minutes include discussions of the establishment of children's homes and arrangements made between the Board and the homes. Information about state wards admitted to homes is often given including names and some details. Quantity: 20 volumes. Please note these volumes are restricted due to scattered references to adoptions.
A Research Centre Members card, obtainable at the Archives, is required to research records held at State Records.
Although some very early records relating to children in care in South Australia are open for access, most records relating to children are subject to a 100 year restriction, particularly those which contain personal information about individuals. Written permission must be obtained from the government agency which created the record in order to access restricted material. To obtain permission a Freedom of Information (FOI) request form must be submitted to the relevant government department. State Records staff will be able to assist you with this.
Public enquiries about State Records' Collection can be made to the State Records Research Centre:
Street Address: 115 Cavan Road, Gepps Cross SA 5094
Postal Address: GPO Box 464, Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: (+61 8) 8343 6800
Fax: (+61 8) 8204 8777 DX:467