Under the Archives Act 1983, most Commonwealth records in the open access period are available for public access. The open access period is 20 years after the date of the creation of the record. Some records are subject to exemption for various reasons. Care leavers and other researchers need to apply for access to records if they are not already open. The National Archives website provides further information about access.
The letters relate to applications by the Homes for providing care for Child Migrants and correspondence about subsidies and other funding. The file includes reports on the facilities at the Homes and policies in relation to care and aftercare of children. Some documents include the names of Child Migrants, dates of birth and details of their arrival in South Australia.
This file also contains references to the St Vincent De Paul Orphanage at Goodwood which also accepted migrant children.
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.
10 December 2018
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/sa/SE01159
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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