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New South Wales - Glossary Term

State Ward

Alternative Names
  • Ward of the State (also known as)

State ward (or 'ward of state') was the term used to describe a child under the guardianship of a State child welfare authority (such as the New South Wales Child Welfare Department).



  • Dependent children registers, 1883-1923 [microform] / State Children's Relief Board, Manuscript, Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies, Blackburn, 1995. Details

Prepared by: Naomi Parry