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South Australia - Archival Series

Correspondence files, annual single number series - Colonial Surgeon's Office and successor agencies (1850 - 1979)

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State Records of South Australia Series ID

This series comprises correspondence files of the Colonial Surgeon's office and its successors, including the Hospitals Department. The correspondence may include letters related to Estcourt House and Mareeba Babies Hospital.


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