Copies Of Weekly Returns Of Inmates are copies of records about people who went to Parramatta Training School for Girls that were forwarded to the Child Welfare Department. These are primarily lists of inmates in the following categories: inmates sentenced to isolated detention; new arrivals; inmates remanded; mental hospital patients; absconders and absentees from 'Myee'; girls discharged. In some cases handwritten reports on the general health, general conduct and recreational activities of the inmates are included.
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.
According to Connecting Kin (1998), there are 1 box of Copies Of Weekly Returns Of Inmates.
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, 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