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New South Wales - Archival Series

Cobham Youth Centre, St Marys: Institutional files ( [I] "B" files) (1978 - 1985)

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This series contains Institutional case files ("B" files) for children who spent time at Cobham Remand Centre. Departmental Institutional "B" files for children in out-of-home care and youth justice systems vary from person to person, but often contain records such as reports on children, court orders, correspondence about the child, and details about the child, their family, and their situation. The files were discontinued once the child turned 18, or if they were adopted.


Access Conditions

Access to these records is currently restricted. In New South Wales, records relating to individuals, such as case files and correspondence are closed to public access for 100 years. Records such as registers and indexes are closed to public access for 80 years.

People wishing to access records about themselves will need to submit a GIPA (Government Information Public Access) form to the Department of Communities and Justice Open Government, Information and Privacy unit.


As of the time of writing (July 2023) these records were unprocessed by State Archives, and as such no further information about them has been published in the State Archives catalogue. Access approval for these records may take longer than for processed records.

Prepared by: Constance Thurley-Hart