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Queensland - Archival Collection

Adoption Records from Salvation Army Homes in Queensland (1892? - 1970?)


The Adoption Records from Salvation Army Homes in Queensland relate to adoptions that were arranged from maternity hospitals and other institutions for single mothers run by the Salvation Army. These records often include notes about the mother's labour and notes from the nursery.


Access Conditions

Access to these records is provided according to the provisions of the Adoption Act 2009. Applications need to be made through Adoption Services Queensland. The Salvation Army Eastern Territory in New South Wales requires applicants to have a supply authority from Adoption Services Queensland.


The Salvation Army in 2012 advised the Find & Connect web resource that the adoption records from Queensland rarely mention details of the adopting parent/s or family. These records are arranged by the name of the birth mother. Therefore, a person trying to locate records may well need to know the birth mother's name.

These records are held by the Salvation Army Eastern Territory office, and are located in Sydney, New South Wales.

Sources used to compile this entry: Correspondence with Salvation Army Eastern Territory, February 2012, October 2014.

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill