These records books are archived under SAYRAC, the name for the Vaughan House from 1979, but were also kept prior to that change. The format and content of books varies but most contain information required for the official handover of children from the Police or Court to the Remand Centre. Books record name, age, date of birth, police station or court and property belonging to youth. Some entries are incomplete.
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.
Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005, http://nunku.org.au/resources/.
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 11 August 2011, Last modified: 9 December 2014