Registers Of Apprenticeships are records related to girls who were on apprenticeships from Parramatta Girls Industrial School. The records include information about the girls' apprenticeships, the amount they earned and their behaviour.
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.
The records are arranged by the name of the girl, and show who she became an apprentice for; the wages to be paid into the savings bank; dates of leaving the institution; expiry of indentures; advice regarding money in the bank; the amount of wages actually paid; and remarks concerning behaviour. The dates of the records are given as November 1895 - October 1904 and then 1905 - 1910.
According to Connecting Kin (1998), there are 2 volumes of Registers of Apprenticeships.
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