Conditional Access - Care leavers (and their families) wanting to find information about their time in care, or access personal files can contact the Care Leaver Records Service.
There are a number of different series within the Child Information and Departmental Administration records collection. See the Finding Records website for more detailed information.
Note: Before the 1980s there appeared to be a policy that when a child went from Turana or Baltara to a privately run Home (e.g. St Vincent's or St Augustine's), their Baltara file was transferred to the new agency. When boys were transferred from Baltara and Turana to a government-run boys' Home, their reception and classification files from Baltara or Turana were transferred with them to the new institution. These Turana or Baltara files were incorporated into the filing system at the new Homes including Ashendene and Hillside.
The Child information records in this collection include:
The administration records in this collection include:
The Finding Records website pages relating to Turana, Baltara Reception Centre, Langi Kal Kal and Malmsbury Youth Training Centres and Melbourne Youth Justice Centre have detailed Collection Guides with more information about these records.
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.
03 January 2019
Cite this: https://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/vic/E001074
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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