Benevolent Society of New South Wales
Scarba House: Matron's Diary is a record of the daily administration of Scarba House. It includes matters related to children and staff, reports on the state of the House, reports on the health of the children, staff reports, building repairs and improvements, records of the transfer of children, donations received, special events and extraordinary incidents and occurrences.
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 diary is arranged chronologically and there is 1 volume.
Sources used to compile this entry: 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; 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, https://insideblog.nma.gov.au/2011/02/11/connecting-kin/.
Prepared by: Melissa Downing
Created: 10 August 2011, Last modified: 16 December 2014