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New South Wales - Archival Series

Files Concerning The Arrival Of Immigrant Children Sponsored By The Big Brother Scheme [School Attendance/Licensing Branch, Department of Community Services] (1965 - 1973)

From
1965
To
1973
Website
https://search.records.nsw.gov.au/permalink/f/1ebnd1l/ADLIB_RNSW110015028
Reference No
14785
Legal Status
State Records Authority of New South Wales Series Number

Files Concerning The Arrival Of Immigrant Children Sponsored By The Big Brother Scheme relate to 'Little Brothers' (children involved in the Big Brother Scheme) arriving in New South Wales. The files contain a notification from the New South Wales Immigration Division of the boys' impending arrival, giving date, flight number or ship's name, and the names and ages of the boys. The results of later medical examinations are included, as well as a signed declaration from the Executive Director of the Big Brother Movement accepting custody of the boys.

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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.

Care Leavers wishing to access records about themselves will need to complete a Care Leaver Records Access Application Form (downloadable from the Care Leaver Records Access Unit website or available at a Community Services Centre). Completed application forms with proof of identity can be sent to the Care Leaver Records Access Unit, or lodged with a Community Services Centre. For further information please contact the Care Leaver Records Access Unit.

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Prepared by: Naomi Parry