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New South Wales - Archival Series

Inspectors' Diaries (1916 - 1922)

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The Inspectors' Diaries are the registers and diaries of the daily routine of the Inspector, School Attendance Officer and Probation Officer, Neglected Children and Juvenile Offenders Act, in the State Children Relief Branch of the Department of Public Instruction. The diary is a daily record of the cases of non-attendance, neglected children, etc. examined by the Inspector, and his recommendations and remarks on each case. Each entry gives the date, details of any previous work in respect to the case, notes and directions, the name of the child visited, his or her guardian and residence, classification of the case, the case file number, and whether State relief is to be given. The expenses incurred by the Inspector, and the time taken visiting each case are also given.


Quantity: 3 volumes

Access Conditions

These records are Open access. To access these records please contact State Archives NSW.


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,

Prepared by: Melissa Downing