Daily Admission And Discharge Registers are records about girls who attended Parramatta Girls Industrial School or Parramatta Girls Training Home between September 1897 and October 1942. The registers provide information on the daily number of girls at the school and record any changes to the numbers including where new girls came from and where girls were discharged to.
In New South Wales, records relating to individuals, such as case files and correspondence are closed to public access for 100 years. Records such as registers and indexes are closed to public access for 80 years. Individuals can apply to request access to records in this series. 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.
These registers (September 1897 - November 1928 and January 1929 - October 1942) show the number of girls present in the school for each day with details of any alterations. Alterations included information about which courts or homes new girls came from, and to whom old girls were discharged or apprenticed. The day and date of such alterations and the authority by which they were made is also shown.
According to Connecting Kin (1998), there are 3 volumes of Daily Admission And Discharge Registers.
Sources used to compile this entry: Parry, Naomi, 'Such a longing': black and white children in welfare in New South Wales and Tasmania, 1880-1940, Department of History, University of New South Wales, 2007, 361 pp, http://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:1369/SOURCE01?view=true; 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: 12 December 2014