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South Australia - Archival Series

Child Endowment Claim forms (1941 - 1944)

The Babies Home Walkerville

Reference No
SRG 94/134/5
Legal Status
State Library of South Australia Archival Number

Child Endowment Claim forms for the Babies Home at Walkerville are held in two manila folders containing two types of claim forms. Claim forms provide information about the admission and discharge of children. Names of children are included.


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The contents of the folders are as follows:

Folder 1: Forms list children for whom the Babies Home was claiming a subsidy. Information includes: (1) Admission date, (2) Surname, (3) Christian name, (4) Date of birth, (5) Father's full name, (6) Mother's maiden surname, (7) Mother's Christian name, (8) Additional information.

Folder 2: Copies of Form 51, Schedule of Admissions and Discharges. Information includes: (1) Surname of child, (2) Christian name, (3) Mother's name, (4) Father's name, (5) Address, (6) Date and place of birth of child, (7) Source from whom child was received into institution, (8) Date of discharge, (9) Destination to which child was discharged.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, 'Section 1:3', Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005,

Prepared by: Karen George, Melissa Downing and Rachel Tropea