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South Australia - Archival Item

Child Migration - Methodist Children's Home - Magill SA (1948 - 1955)

  • Child Migration - Methodist Children's Home

    Child Migration - Methodist Children's Home, 1948 - 1955, courtesy of National Archives of Australia.
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From
1948
To
1955
Website
http://www.naa.gov.au/go.aspx?i=1956895
Reference No
A446, 1956/67274
Legal Status
National Archives of Australia Reference Number

The file Child Migration - Methodist Children's Home, mainly contains correspondence between the Methodist Children's Homes, the Children's Welfare and Public Relief Department and the Commonwealth Department of Immigration.

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Access Conditions

Open.

Under the Archives Act 1983, most Commonwealth records in the open access period are available for public access. The open access period is 20 years after the date of the creation of the record. Some records are subject to exemption for various reasons. Care leavers and other researchers need to apply for access to records if they are not already open. The National Archives website provides further information about access.

Records

The letters relate to applications by the Homes for providing care for Child Migrants and correspondence about subsidies and other funding. The file includes reports on the facilities at the Homes and policies in relation to care and aftercare of children. Some documents include the names of Child Migrants, dates of birth and details of their arrival in South Australia.

This file also contains references to the St Vincent De Paul Orphanage at Goodwood which also accepted migrant children.

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Publications

Online Resources

  • Good British stock: child and youth migration to Australia, This is a research guide published by the National Archives of Australia. It contains detailed historical information about Australia's immigration policy and child and youth migration to Australia. It also has information about relevant archival records in Australia and overseas relating to child and youth migration., 1999, http://guides.naa.gov.au/good-british-stock/. Details

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Child Migration - Methodist Children's Home
Title
Child Migration - Methodist Children's Home
Type
Document
Date
1948 - 1955
Source
National Archives of Australia

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Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George