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.
The indexes include name of writer, number of file, date of letter, date of receipt of letter and subject of letter i.e.. "W. Holmes, 137, 7/3/1900, 9/3/1900, Maintenance of E.M. Howell's child; Remittance on account of".
The indexes contain some references to destitute people who have NOT been admitted to the Destitute Asylum, the so called 'town cases'. As the Town Cases Registers are now missing, and as much of Destitute Board correspondence prior to 1921 is also missing, these indexes may be the only trace left of such people.
These volumes do not index the State Children's Department files, but there are many references to the maintenance of children, and to letters from the State Children's Department regarding children.
With gaps 1873-1878.
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.
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The Find & Connect Support Service can help people who lived in orphanages and children's institutions look for their records.
24 April 2018
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/sa/SE01182
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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