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Salvation Army Maternity Home, Charters Towers

The Salvation Army Maternity Home opened at Charters Towers in September 1898. It was located in a large house owned by Mr Tubbs on Gordon Street, at Richmond Hill. It had capcity for 7 women and 9 babies. Women staying at the home were expected to do sewing work to help supplement the home’s income….

Miscellaneous Items and Correspondence – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander files

This series contains a variety of items and correspondence files created or received by Queensland State Government departments involved in the administration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs. Many of these records relate to Missions, Settlements, institutions, and children’s Homes that housed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The types of records in this…

General Correspondence Files – GF Series – Aboriginal and Island Affairs Department, Cairns Regional District Office

This series contains 204 items of correspondence between the Queensland State Government’s Cairns Regional Office and other government departments, private organisations, Aboriginal settlements, and individuals. This series includes three files relating to adoptions and children’s services, and three files relating to the Bush Children’s Health Scheme. Access Conditions Some records in this series are open…

Batch and Miscellaneous Subject Files [Files relating to child and youth migration]

This series contains correspondence files from the Chief Secretary’s Office and Permier’s Department. The files relate to a wide range of matters, but include 11 items relating to child and youth migration, specifically to the migration of boys for use as farm labourers. Some of these files contain names of boys who migrated, including names…

Minutes – Warilda Steering Committee

This series contains minutes of meetings of the Warilda Steering Committee for 1985 and of the Warilda Management team for 1987. It is possible that these files make some mention of individual children at Warilda. Access Conditions Access to this series is restricted for 100 years to protect personal privacy. To apply for access to…

Correspondence Files – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

This series contains over 5,000 correspondence files from various Queensland state government departments relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs. The files relate to matters including missions, child endowment, communities, adoption, welfare, medical treatment, education, employment, rations, evacuations, removals, housing, and living conditions. Approximately 60 of these files may contain information relevant to people…

General Correspondence – Torres Strait Islands

This series contains the correspondence files of the Protector of Islanders Office, Aboriginal and Island Affairs Department, and other government department responsible for oversight of the Torres Strait Islands and far north Queensland. The majority of the correspondence in this series was sent between Government officials and is generally administrative in nature. It relates to…

General Correspondence Files – GF Series – Palm Island

This series contains correspondence sent between the superintendent/manager of the Palm Island Settlement and various government agencies, hospitals, banks, churches, individuals, organisations, and other Aboriginal Settlements/Missions. It contains 648 files covering a wide range of matters to do with the running of the settlement. These include files relating to children, dormitories, schooling, child and infant…

General Correspondence Files – G Series – Cherbourg

This series contains correspondence sent between the superintendent/manager of the Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement (also known as Barambah) and various government agencies, hospitals, banks, churches, individuals, organisations, and other Aboriginal Settlements/Missions. It contains 1033 files covering a wide range of matters to do with the running of the settlement. These include files relating to children, dormitories,…

General Correspondence Batches – Agent A223 Labour and Industry Department 1

This series contains correspondence received and sent by the Departments responsible for Labour, Industry, and Tourism. It contains a small number of files relating to institutions where children were accommodated, including Wilson Youth Hospital, Westbrook Reformatory for Boys, and Karrala House. These files do not contain references to individual children living at these institutions, but…