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New South Wales - Archival Series

Dependent Children Register Cards (c. 1945 - 1972)

c. 1945
Reference No
Legal Status
State Records Authority of New South Wales Series Number

The Dependent Children Register Cards are arranged alphabetically by surname. These cards relate to children born between 1945 and 1972 who were admitted to State care (there are some exceptions). They record the name of the child, registration number (State ward 'B' file number), date and place of birth, religion, parent's name and address, allowance rate and particulars of movement, name and address of guardian, admission and transfer date and classification. Children were discharged from State care when they turned eighteen, or were adopted or were reunited with their natural family.


Access Conditions

Access to these records is restricted. People wishing to access restricted records can either contact their nearest Community Services Centre to apply or they can post the information; an application form must be completed together with proof of identity provided.


Quantity: 25 boxes


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