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Queensland - Archival Series

Client Files, Silky Oaks Haven for Children (1940 - 1991)

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Legal Status
Silky Oaks Haven Series Number

This archival series contains 825 paper based files from Silky Oaks Haven for Children dated between 1940 and 1991.


Access Conditions

Documentation has been kept from 1940 onwards. However, information on residents in the early years is sparse. All past and present residents can have access to their files and the information therein. In cases where there are reports from professionals (eg psychologist), permission is first sought from the professional to release this information.

Persons wishing to view their file may need to establish their identity before access is granted. Once this is established, a mutually suitable time to view the material is made.


Individual files documenting the history of care provided to young people who experienced residential care. The detail and completeness of each file varies, with earlier files only containing the application for admission. Some of the files from the early years are missing. Where it is known that a young person experienced residential care, but there is no file available, this is noted at the item level. Within each box, files are arranged alphabetically from A to Z. A file list is contained within each box.

Prepared by: Jackie Bettington and Elizabeth Daniels