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South Australia - Archival Series

Admission Register, November 1873-August 1956 (1873 - 1956)

St Joseph's Refuge Fullarton

18 Nov 1873
14 Aug 1956

Begins with index on tabbed letter pages, giving surname, number and page number. Handwritten entries follow under printed columns on one page: (1) Date, (2) Number, (3) Name in full, (4) Age, (5) Where from, (6) When left, (7) Where gone to, (8) Married or Single, (9) Remarks. Notes on contents - (9) Remarks: Not all entries have remarks. Information more detailed by 1890s. Early remarks only record that inmate 'Left with male [or female] child'. Column sometimes includes comments on character. From 1900 it records whether woman is Protestant or Catholic and gives the birth date and name of child. Information about placement of the child is also given, such as 'with mother', 'with foster mother', 'adopted' (sometimes with names given) or 'to the orphanage'.

Quantity: 1 volume


Access Conditions

The Sisters of St Joseph welcome contact from previous residents of homes run by the order. Please contact Sisters of St Joseph for details of how to access records held by the Archives.


Online Resources

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

Prepared by: Rosemary Francis