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Tasmania - Archival Series

Migrant Files (1945 - 1982)

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The Migrant Files, created by the Tasmanian Government Tourist and Immigration Department, date from 1945 to 1982. These records include information about evacuee children, child migrants, including their adoption, and British investigations into the situation of child migrants in Tasmania. They may include names of children. Some of the files in this series relate to Homes that received child migrants, including Hagley Farm School, Boys' Town, Tresca, St Joseph's Waterton Hall, and the Big Brother Movement.


Access Conditions

Closed C50 years
C50 means that, except to particular groups, these records are closed for 50 years from the date of the last entry in them. People wishing to access them should contact the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. Staff at the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office may be able to assist you in finding other relevant records.


The Migrant Files contain items or files that concern nominated migrants, the person who nominated them, enquiries from possible settlers, and, occasionally, files about specific topics.

The files have been culled. Letters of inquiry where the action only consisted of a reply were destroyed. In some cases, individual migrant names are not listed in the file title and the controlling series of cards (AA60) should be consulted.

The catalogue record for this series on the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office website has a detailed listing of the items within this series.

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Prepared by: Caroline Evans