Senior Officer's Log Books [Cobham Residential Care Unit] include information on admissions and discharges (names only); statistics on numbers of admissions/discharges and inmates present; and daily reports with particular references to breaches of conduct and other disciplinary matters.
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.
This record series was previously called Senior Officer's Log Books [Yawarra Training School for Boys, Kurri Kurri], but by July 2020 the name had been changed to Senior Officer's Log Books [Cobham Residential Care Unit] by NSW State Archives & Records. According to Connecting Kin (1998), there were 7 volumes of the Senior Officer's Log Books [Yawarra Training School for Boys, Kurri Kurri]. In July 2020 the NSW State Archives & Records listing for Senior Officer's Log Books [Cobham Residential Care Unit] did not state whether there were multiple volumes to the series.
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, https://clan.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/connectkin_guide.pdf.
Prepared by: Melissa Downing
Created: 10 August 2011, Last modified: 9 July 2020