The National Archives of Australia (NAA) holds many records which provide information of interest to former child migrants. The records relating to individual child and youth migrants are essentially those concerned with their entry into Australia rather than the day-to-day care once they had arrived. The NAA also holds a number of policy and administrative files which contain lists of names and other details of individual child or youth migrants. In some instances these may provide important material for genealogical research.
Conditional Access - Care leavers (and their families) seeking information about their time in care, or wanting to access personal files can contact National Archives of Australia.
The records include:
The Archives' Research Guide - 'Good British Stock: Child and Youth Migration to Australia' - provides details of the relevant records held by the National Archives of Australia - see Chapter 3.
In March 2010, the Council of Australasian Archives and Records Authorities (CAARA) published 'Child Migrants: Accessing records held by Commonwealth and State Archives'.
Sources used to compile this entry: Good British Stock: Child and Youth Migration to Australia, The Salvation Army, 2013, https://www.naa.gov.au/help-your-research/research-guides/good-british-stock-child-and-youth-migration-australia.
Prepared by: Lee Butterworth
Created: 19 September 2012, Last modified: 23 December 2014