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South Australia - Archival Series

Register of Admissions - Salvation Army Probationary School for Boys, Mount Barker (1900 - 1928)

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Left hand page contains following headings: (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 includes: (7) Court of committal, (8) Reasons for admission etc. (9) Date of admission, (10) Date of leaving, (11) Where gone to. Notes on contents - (8) Reasons for Admission: This entry often is 'Transfers from Industrial School' or 'Private inmate vide memo from Superintendent' or 'Private inmate vide Weekly Return' (with date). It is therefore possible that more information might be held in correspondence files of the Children's Welfare and Public Relief Department GRG 27/1. From 1914 no entries are made in (2) Name, (3) Age, (4) Date of birth, (5) What relatives and (6) Court of committal columns. Only name and admission and discharge details are given. This corresponds with the appearance of the entry 'vide weekly Return', suggesting more information may be held in those returns. Second half of book is blank.

Quantity: 1 ledger


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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