Canowindra Girls' Home
The Notice of Reception, Discharge, Death or Admission to Hospital comprises of one volume which contains duplicates of notices relating to discharges of children to someone other than the parents, in accordance with regulations 47A(w) and 47B(g) of the Child Welfare Act 1939. The forms include the following information: name of children's depot/home/hostel/private foster home; child's details (surname, Christian names, date of birth, sex); reception details (previous address, date admitted); discharge details (date, to whom discharged, address of person to whom discharged, relationship of that person to the child, whether child was discharged with view to adoption); death (date, place, cause, illness, medical practitioner); and admission to hospital (nature of illness, name of hospital, date of admission).
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.
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, http://nma.gov.au/blogs/inside/files/2011/02/connectkin_guide1.pdf.
Prepared by: Melissa Downing
Created: 10 August 2011, Last modified: 18 May 2014