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Queensland - Archival Series

Admissions and Discharges - Correspondence and Forms (1947 - c. 1961)

22 February 1947
c. 30 December 1961
Reference No
Legal Status
Silky Oaks Haven Series Number

This Archival Series contains applications and approvals for admissons to the Silky Oaks Children's Haven dated from 1947 to approximately 1961.


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.


Silky Oaks Children's Haven has informed us that some of the correspondence and forms relating to admissions may have been placed on individual client files. These individual client files are document in Series 1 of the Silky Oaks Children's Haven, Records Archival Collection. Silky oaks Children's Haven has also informed us that there may be some gaps in this series. Unfortunately this means some information about some people may be missing.

Prepared by: Jackie Bettington and Elizabeth Daniels