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South Australia - Archival Series

Minutes of Management Committee (1880 - 1966)

Farr House

Reference No
SRG 94/136/1
Legal Status
State Library of South Australia Archival Number

The Minutes of the Management Committee of Farr House comprise 8 volumes. Minute books include information under regular headings and other subjects related to the running of the home. For example: (1) Applications for admission, approved or disapproved by the committee, with children's names and details recorded under regular heading, Applications or under underlined name of child; (2) Discharges recorded under the heading, Departures; (3) Adoptions discussed and information given; (4) Matron's and visitor's reports giving general information about activities and health of children; (5) Aftercare report (from 1947) with information about particular named girls and discussion of their future; (6) News clippings and copies of annual reports; (7) Rules and regulations; (8) Volume 8 includes a social worker's report with names of girls.


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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 Gary George