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South Australia - Archival Series

Minutes of Management Committee (1920 - 1940)

Babies Home Walkerville

Reference No
SRG 94/134/1
Legal Status
State Library of South Australia Archival Number

The Minutes of the Management Committee of the Babies Home at Walkerville consist of three hardback notebooks of handwritten minutes dating from 1920-1940. The minutes cover many subjects including the admission and discharge of children. Names of children are often listed.


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The three notebooks of handwritten minutes include the following types of information:

  • Applications for admission with names listed
  • Matron's reports on general health of children and running of home
  • Visitor's reports
  • Discharges and removal of children by parents, including names
  • Children's visits to hospital
  • News clippings
  • Annual reports
  • Occasional photographs.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005,

Prepared by: Karen George and Rachel Tropea