Benevolent Society of New South Wales
Obstetrics Journals: Form For Admission Of Waiting Patients includes the name of the applicant, marital status, occupation, address, birthplace, length of residence in the State and religion. The journals also include the patient's next of kin (including the name and occupation if a husband), details of financial circumstances and capacity to meet account payments, a brief case history and medical remarks, the name of the referee, and date of admission.
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.
There are 2 volumes.
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: 16 December 2014