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South Australia - Archival Series

Register of Admissions - Industrial School, Boys Reformatory School, and Girls Reformatory School (1862 - 1882)

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Entries over two pages. Left hand page: (1) Number, (2) Name, (3) Age, (4) Nationality, (5) Religious persuasion, (6) Date of admission, (7) Under what circumstances admitted. Right hand page: (8) Date of leaving and under what circumstances discharged, (9) Particulars. Notes on contents - (8) Date of leaving and under what circumstances discharged: includes transfers to St Vincent de Paul's Orphanage and information about adoptions. (9) Particulars: gives parental information. Date range - For Girls Reformatory, 1871-1882. 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