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New South Wales - Archival Series

Client's Records (1942 - 1977)

Canowindra Girls' Home


These Client's Records, which comprise three cartons, give the following information: name of child; date of admission; address; age; parents' names and address; occupation; religion; by whom referred; nature of referral; subsequent contacts; and case notes. Additional information may be attached in the form of: medical reports; children's home application form; correspondence; personal record card; court mandates; committal papers and advice of discharge forms. Not all of these attachments appear on all of the files; the amount of information varies from one child to the next.


Access Conditions

Former residents and clients can access information about themselves after providing proof of identity. Access to information may be given to a third party providing they have written permission from the person to whom the information relates, can prove a connection with that person, or show evidence that the person is deceased. All other applications for access will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Access to information about adoptions is subject to the provisions of the NSW Adoption Act 2000.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Thinee, Kristy and Bradford, Tracy, Connecting Kin: Guide to Records, A guide to help people separated from their families search for their records [completed in 1998], New South Wales Department of Community Services, Sydney, New South Wales, 1998,

Prepared by: Melissa Downing