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.
Numbers of children accommodated in the Homes under the control of the State Children's Council and the Children's Welfare and Public Relief Department are included but the reports contain no personal information. Cottage Homes - Early reports contain brief updates on the development of all cottage homes under a general heading of Cottage Homes. Later reports only give the number of cottage homes operating each year and no other details. A table of expenditure in the appendices provides names of homes operating each year and the numbers of children accommodated.
Photos of Merrilama Cottage are included in the annual report for 1960; Spence Cottage in the annual report for 1966; and Stirling Cottage in the annual report for 1962.
We do not currently have any records linked to this organisation, but records may exist. The Find & Connect Support Service can help people who lived in orphanages and children's institutions look for their records.
We do not currently have any photographs linked to this entry. If you know of any additional photographs, please contact us.
The Find & Connect Support Service can help people who lived in orphanages and children's institutions look for their records.
06 September 2018
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/sa/SE00442
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