Index Cards Relating To Institutional Inmates are a series of index cards relating to children who were residents of various institutions. They contain the following information: name, address, date of birth, offence, place of court committal, place of birth, parents' names, physical description and discharge dates.
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.
According to Concise Guide to the State Archives of New South Wales (2000) there are 14 boxes of Index Cards Relating to Institutional Inmates.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Index cards relating to institutional inmates', in State Records Authority of New South Wales Online Catalogue, State Records Authority of New South Wales, c.2014, https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/series/14689.
Prepared by: Leanne Howard
Created: 31 August 2011, Last modified: 5 June 2023