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South Australia - Archival Series

Lying-in Home Register, June 1912-November 1960 (1912 - 1960)

St Joseph's Refuge Fullarton

June 1912
November 1960

Each page has printed columns and headings with handwritten entries: (1) Name and usual residence of woman confined, (2) Date of confinement, (3) Name of Doctor or midwife who attended during confinement, (4) Here state with whom the child leaves the home - if with other, enter where gone to; if placed with Licensed Foster-mother or near relative, enter name and address; if deceased, enter cause of death, (5) Date when woman left, (6) Date when child left. Notes on contents - First column also includes reference or admission number and gives the name of the child. Many entries note 'Gone with mother to St Joseph's Refuge, Fullarton'. Entries also record death or adoption of children. Notes on contents - Name of child given in first column. Children regularly sent to Largs Bay and Goodwood Orphanages or adopted out.

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