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New South Wales - Archival Series

Werrington Park, St. Marys Institutional files ([I] "B" files) (1977 - 1981)

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This series contains Institutional case files ("B" files) for children who spent time at Werrington Park. 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.

Care Leavers wishing to access records about themselves will need to complete a Care Leaver Records Access Application Form (downloadable from the Care Leaver Records Access Unit website or available at a Community Services Centre). Completed application forms with proof of identity can be sent to the Care Leaver Records Access Unit, or lodged with a Community Services Centre. For further information please contact the Care Leaver Records Access 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