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Queensland - Archival Series

Admission and Discharge Registers (1948 - c. 1990)

Silky Oaks Haven for Children

11 December 1948
c. 1990
Reference No
Legal Status
Silky Oaks Haven Series Number

This Archival Series contains Bound Volumes used as Admission and Discharge Registers by Silky Oaks Haven for Children between 1948 and the 1990's.


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.


The registers of admissions to Silky Oaks residential care programs are arranged chronologically by date of admission. The register dated from 11 December 1948 to 6 July 1974 is a photocopy only.

Many of the entries refer to the first name of the young person only and provide very little, if any, information about the circumstances for admission.

Prepared by: Jackie Bettington and Elizabeth Daniels