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Victoria - Archival Series

Child Migration Files (1947? - 1971?)

Reference No
VPRS 10092
Legal Status
Public Record Office of Victoria Series Number

The Child Migration Files document the assessment of applications to nominate British and other minors, and subsequent administration, including forms used for processing and reports from various sources. These files were created by the Children's Welfare Department and subsequently by the Social Welfare Branch relating to child migrants.


Access Conditions

Conditional Access - Child migrants (and their families) wanting to find information about their time in care, or access personal files can contact Care Leaver Records Service, Freedom of Information Unit, Department of Health and Human Services.


The Children's Welfare Department received nominations on behalf of British minors (and some other nationals), made by individuals and welfare and religious organisations. The nominator assumed responsibility for the welfare and care of the minor including custody, control, maintenance, education, training and employment.

Prepared by: Rosemary Francis