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New South Wales - Archival Series

Index To Admissions And Discharges (1932 - 1937)

Benevolent Society of New South Wales

Reference No
MLMSS 6091
Legal Status
State Library of New South Wales - Manuscripts & Pictures Call Number

Index To Admissions And Discharges records the name of patients (and births), the name of the institution to which admitted (i.e. Royal Hospital for Women, Renwick Hospital for Infants, Scarba House), the date of admission and discharge and how they were discharged (e.g. home, another institution, deceased). This index ceased to record admissions to the Royal Hospital for Women (and births) at the end of 1932. From January 1932 to April 1936 the index is a general index; from April 1936 to May 1937 it indexes admissions and discharges for Renwick Hospital for Infants and Scarba House.


Access Conditions

These records are restricted and written permission from the Benevolent Society must be obtained. At the time of application proof of ID and/or proof of relationship to the person in the records must be provided. For preservation purposes you may only be able to access a copy of the original record. Contact the State Library of New South Wales for assistance in applying for access to the collection.


The records are arranged alphabetically by date of admission and there are 2 volumes.



  • Squires, Kathryn and Slater, Lisa, Living at Scarba Home for Children: A history of the Scarba Welfare House for Children (1917-1986) in the context of child welfare practice in New South Wales, Benevolent Society, Paddington, 2006, 56 pp. Details

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