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South Australia - Archival Series

Applications by youths for assisted passage as boy migrants - Big Brother Scheme (1927 - 1929)

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Legal Status
State Records of South Australia Series ID

This series consists of completed application forms, including personal details, address in the United Kingdom, referees, name of parent or guardian, date of arrival in South Australia and name of the ship. Files also contain correspondence between applicant and Immigration Department once youth had arrived in South Australia. An index is available for this series at State Records Research Centres.


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