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South Australia - Archival Collection

Records of Adelaide Children's Hospital (1894? - 1978?)

Reference No
GRG 90 and GA464
Legal Status
State Records of South Australia Agency ID's

As Estcourt House, Mareeba Babies' Hospital and the Queen Victoria Convalescent Home for Children were at various times controlled by the Adelaide Children's Hospital, it is possible that further records related to these institutions may be held in records of the Hospital. A review of these records has not yet been conducted.


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