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New South Wales - Archival Series

Admission books (1894 - 1973)

Rockdale Babies Home

November 1894
July 1973

The admission books contain the following information: date of admission; name of child; child's date and place of birth; child's health on admission; reason for admission and other details; name, occupation and address of mother; name and address of father; whether father was paying maintenance; subsequent information; discharge date; and details of to whom discharged.

Quantity: 4 volumes


Access Conditions

Access to information is generally restricted to former residents and family members who can prove their relationship with the former resident.


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