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New South Wales - Archival Series

Copies of letters sent by the Superintendent (1868 - 1909)

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Copies of letters sent by the Superintendent are either weekly reports on the girls' health, behaviour and number; or reports on particular people or events, such as a girl about to be apprenticed or an outbreak of a disease. Letters to other officials are also included and range from furniture requisitions to complaints about the treatment of apprentices. At the front of volume 6 is a series of letters of advice to girls apprenticed out. From 1870 letters to other officials and private citizens are recorded. The series is not complete and there are gaps.

Quantity: 6 volumes


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Copies of letters sent by the Superintedent are in 6 volumes, the dates ranges of the letters are are; December 1868 to October 1871, May 1874 to December 1878, June 1889 to July 1890, August 1892 to December 1896 and February 1899 to February 1909.


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