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South Australia - Archival Collection

Records created by the Destitute Board (c. 1845 - 1927)

c. 1845
Reference No
Legal Status
State Records of South Australia Agency ID

The collection Records created by the Destitute Board comprises a number of archival series which were created by this Board. The reference numbers for the series included in this collection all begin with the Destitute Board's Agency number, GRG 28. For example GRG28/1 is the Minutes of the Destitute Board.


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.


The collection Records created by the Destitute Board comprises a group of archival series created by this Board. These include minutes, reports, registers and other administrative records. To see a full listing of the records included in this collection you can go to ArchivesSearch, the search engine of State Records of South Australia.

  • Go to
  • Click on 'Access Collection Catalogue' on top left corner of the title bar
  • When ArchivesSearch comes up, click on 'Searching'
  • From the drop down list, click on 'Direct Search'
  • In the form that comes up, type GRG28 in 'Agency ID' and click 'Search.

Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George