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South Australia - Archival Series

Kent Town Boys' Home History Book (1932 - 1972)

14 January 1932
12 January 1972

Entries begin 14 January 1932 and end on closure of home, 12 January 1972. They mainly concern visits to the home by members of The Salvation Army and other dignitaries, inspections of the home and staff movements. Diary includes some mention of boys' activities including outings and Christmas parties. Outbreaks of illness are also noted, as is the boys' involvement in the local Salvation Army Corps as junior soldiers. All information is general. Names are mentioned on two occasions when the death of former residents is recorded.

Quantity: 1 notebook


Access Conditions

Care leavers can apply to the Salvation Army for information and records about their time in care.

A two page application form will need to be completed. The form will ask for contact details, personal and family information to assist with a record search and identification. The application requests copies of a drivers licence and birth certificate or 100 points of identification. Those who don't have enough official documents can ask the Care Leavers of Australia Network (CLAN) or the Find & Connect Support Service to confirm their identity to the Salvation Army.

Those applying for information about a third party will need consent from that person or the executor of their estate.

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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