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South Australia - Archival Item

Admission Register Boys Reformatory Magill (1933 - 1943)

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Title across top Register of Admissions to the Boys' Reformatory. Entries over two pages. Left hand page: (1) Number; (2) Name; (3) Age; (4) Date of birth; (5) Late place of residence; (6) What relatives in the Colony, where Living, Earnings, and Occupation. Right hand page: (7) Court of committal, (8) Reasons for admission, (9) Date of Admission, (10) Date of leaving, (11) Where gone to. Notes on contents - (1) Number is written with number and year, 82/33. May relate to docket or case book reference. (2) Name: includes religious denomination. (8) Reasons for admission: gives details of offences committed. Also includes some file references to Children's Welfare and Public Relief Board order, with date when sentences are extended. Also has references to letter 'FBS', 'FBOR' or 'OR' with date in cases where term was served at the Central Depot.


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