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Queensland - Archival Series

Admission Books (1870? - 2001?)

Queensland Government-run Institutions


Admission Books are records that were kept in Queensland government-run institutions. They record the name and age of the child, date and time of admission, referral information, court and remand dates and signature of youth worker admitting the child.


Access Conditions

Although the files are confidential and access is therefore restricted, Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services supports the rights of former residents to obtain information about themselves.

The Department is aware that former residents often want the records of their family member and/or other people. This information is often sensitive and personal in nature. To safeguard the rights of privacy, clients are unable to obtain information about other people, including other family members, without the authority of the person/people concerned. This protects the right to privacy of all individuals, as personal information on other people will be given out only with their permission.

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill