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South Australia - Archival Series

Agreements and correspondence with doctors for the medical treatment of State Children and wards of the Children's Welfare and Public Relief Department (1904 - 1952)

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Typed and/or printed agreements signed by doctors in different districts for them to provide 'professional attendance to certain Wards of the Department'. Agreements sometimes include an attached list of names of children, their dates of birth and current location. One agreement includes a list of children residing at Seaforth Home as at 1 December 1943. The list gives names and dates of birth and rates payable for doctor's attendance. Related Homes include Seaforth Home (1946 - 1975), Struan Farm School, Naracoorte (1947 - 1969) and Seaforth Convalescent Home (1921 - 1946).


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.


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