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New South Wales - Archival Collection

Minda Children's Court records, State Archives NSW (1966 - 1983)

From
1966
To
1983
Website
https://records-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/1e5kcq1/ORGANISATIONS1006380
Reference No
NRS-3108; NRS-21322; NRS-21325; RNCG-874; RNCG-876
Legal Status
State Records Authority of New South Wales Series Numbers
Location
New South Wales

These are records created by Minda Children's Court and held by Museums of History NSW (State Archives). The records contain information about children attending hearings at Minda Children's Court, as well as administrative information, and include depositions, appeal registers, committals for trial, and correspondence.

Details

Access Conditions

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.

Records

The following information about these records has been published in the State Archives catalogue:

  • Depositions, 1966-1974. Reference Number: NRS-3108.
    These 181 boxes of files record the daily proceedings at Minda Children's Court. They include the agenda for each day's business, and full details of each case brought before the court.
  • Appeal Register, 1975-1983. Reference Number NRS-21322.
    These registers record information about appeals being heard at Minda Children's Court. They include information such as appeal number, 'particulars' (e.g. name of person making the appeal), date lodged, bail, date set, and result.
  • Foreign Appeals Register, 1976-1977. Reference Number: NRS-21325.
    This register records information about children's court cases. They include information such as appeal number, name of the person making the appeal, date lodged, recognizance (bail), and date of court appearance.
  • Minda Children's Court Copies of committals for trial, 1978-1983. Reference Number: RNCG-874.
    These records have not yet been fully processed, and so no further description is available.
  • Minda Children's Court General and head office correspondence, 1982-1983. Reference Number: RNCG-876.
    These records have not yet been fully processed, and so no further description is available.

Publications

Online Resources

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: Constance Thurley-Hart