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Northern Territory - Archival Item

State Children's Council Receiving Home for State Children (1954 - 1957)

Reference No
F1, 1955/1178
Legal Status
National Archives of Australia Reference Number

This State Children's Council file contains correspondence and copies of Minutes of Council meetings relating to the establishment of the first Government run Receiving Home in Darwin. Documents on the file also concern the fire which destroyed the Fannie Bay Receiving Home in May 1957 and arrangements made for re-establishing the Home at an alternative site.


Access Conditions

'Open with exception'.

This record is 'Open with exception' which means that some parts of the file are open and other parts are not. The website of the National Archives provides more information about access to records, or you could contact them and ask about this record.


This file contains sample menus for the food to be served at the Home. Documents on the file include the names of staff members and occasionally the names of children in the Home. The file also includes correspondence about arrangements for placing children into interstate Homes.

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Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George