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South Australia - Archival Series

Register of Admissions to the Reformatory Hulk, Fitzjames (1879 - 1893)

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Title across top as above. Date in top left hand corner. Entries across two pages. Left hand page: (1) Number; (2) Name; (3) Age; (4) Ship; (5) How long in Australian colonies; (6) Date of arrival in South Australia; (7) Late place of residence; (8) Usual occupation; (9) What relatives in the Colony, where living, earnings and occupation. Right hand page: (10) Nationality, (11) Religion, (12) Recommendation, (13) Reasons for requiring admission, (14) Date of Admission, (15) Date of Leaving, (16) Where gone to. Notes on contents - (1) Numbers begin again from 1 each year; (11) Religion: sometimes makes reference to statement by boy or parent and notes, 'see Police Report' or 'Religion on mandate'; (13) Reasons for requiring admission: gives length of sentence. Quantity: 1 register


Access Conditions

A Research Centre Members card, obtainable at the Archives, is required to research records held at State Records.

Although some very early records relating to children in care in South Australia are open for access, most records relating to children are subject to a 100 year restriction, particularly those which contain personal information about individuals. Written permission must be obtained from the government agency which created the record in order to access restricted material. To obtain permission a Freedom of Information (FOI) request form must be submitted to the relevant government department. State Records staff will be able to assist you with this.


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