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.
The volumes are index-tabbed alphabetically. Loose pages were adhesive taped into the first volume where the space for names for a particular letter was exhausted. The information in the volumes is limited to the surname of the child, followed by their initials (in the volume dated 1877 - 1967) or first names (in the volume dated 1968 - 1975). An admission number for each boy is written next to his name. In the first volume the number 33 - 77, for example, meant that the child was the 33rd inmate taken in the year 1877. In the second volume the number 33 - 68 referred to the 33rd inmate taken in the year 1968.
We do not currently have any records linked to this organisation, but records may exist. The Find & Connect Support Service can help people who lived in orphanages and children's institutions look for their records.
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The Find & Connect Support Service can help people who lived in orphanages and children's institutions look for their records.
24 April 2018
Cite this: https://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/sa/SE01101
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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