This series comprises two separate sets of records created by the South Australia Youth Training Centre [SAYTC] at Magill from 1978 to 1993. Personal disposition/property advice forms from 1978 to 1993 and Receipt for mandate and/or person named thereon forms from 1979 to 1990. They contain information required for the official handover of youths from the Police or Court to the Training Centre. Books record name, age, date of birth, police station or court, property belonging to youth. Some entries are incomplete.
A Research Centre Members card, obtainable at the Archives, is required to research records held at State Records.
Although some very early records relating to children in care in South Australia are open for access, most records relating to children are subject to a 100 year restriction, particularly those which contain personal information about individuals. Written permission must be obtained from the government agency which created the record in order to access restricted material. To obtain permission a Freedom of Information (FOI) request form must be submitted to the relevant government department. State Records staff will be able to assist you with this.
Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005, http://nunku.org.au/resources/.
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 11 August 2011, Last modified: 9 December 2014