Depositions [Metropolitan Children's Court] are a record of the daily proceedings in the Metropolitan Children's Court, mainly related to cases heard in Court No.2 between mid 1937 and the end of 1941. Frequently for the larger courts, agendas of each day's business and full details of each case brought before the Court are included, while for the smaller courts, depositions of proceedings are sometimes interfiled. There are 30 boxes of records in this series. Depositions for later dates can be found in the Series titled 'Depositions [Metropolitan Children's Court] (1950 - 1974).
Access to these records is currently restricted. 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.
People wishing to access records about themselves will need to submit a GIPA (Government Information Public Access) form to the Department of Communities and Justice Open Government, Information and Privacy unit.
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: Naomi Parry
Created: 10 August 2011, Last modified: 7 June 2023