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South Australia - Archival Series

Daily returns of children in the Industrial Schools (1921 - 1939)

Edwardstown Industrial School

Reference No
Legal Status
State Records of South Australia Series ID

Provides names of all children admitted and discharged and total number of boys and girls in the school for each entry date. Arranged chronologically.


Access Conditions

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.

Related Organisations

  • Edwardstown Industrial School (1898 - 1949)

    Held by State Records of SA. These records provide the names of all children admitted and discharged from the Edwardstown Industrial School and the total number of boys and girls for each entry date.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005,

Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George