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Queensland - Archival Series

Client Files - Commonwealth Government Departments (c. 1980 - c. 1995)

c. 1 January 1980
c. 31 December 1995
Reference No
Legal Status
Silky Oaks Haven Series Number

This Archival Series contains correspondence between Silky Oaks and Commonwealth Government departments responsible for the payment of claims for family allowances, double orphan pensions etc. This correspondence dates between approximately 1980 and 1995.


Access Conditions

Documentation has been kept from 1940 onwards. However, information on residents in the early years is sparse. All past and present residents can have access to their files and the information therein. In cases where there are reports from professionals (eg psychologist), permission is first sought from the professional to release this information.

Persons wishing to view their file may need to establish their identity before access is granted. Once this is established, a mutually suitable time to view the material is made.


The departments include the Department of Social Security and Centrelink. Correspondence includes submissions of claims and vouchers for payments made. Individual clients are identified in these records.

Prepared by: Jackie Bettington and Elizabeth Daniels