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South Australia - Archival Series

Admissions and Discharges, Oodnadatta Children's Home (1948 - 1963)


This book of Admissions and Discharges from the Oodnadatta Children's Home covers the period 1948 to 1963 and is held by the United Aborigines Mission Archives. Quantity: 1 book.


Access Conditions

To make an enquiry with regard to personal records which may be held by the UAM Archives, you will need to fill out a form entitled 'Request for details of personal information held by the United Aborigines Mission'. This form requires the provision of personal details and as much information as possible with regard to the home in which they were resident. Dates of admission and discharge are also required. The UAM will search records free of charge subject to the researcher signing the following agreement, included on the form:

1. That the UAM has no obligation to ensure that any information which it has in its records is found;

2. That you release UAM from any action, suit, claim or demand in respect of any act or omission of UAM and its servants and agents in respect of the subject of your inquiry.


One page for each child's entry. Entries include: (1) Name, (2) Admission date, (3) Relatives, (4) From, (5) Parents' names, (6) Discharged. Some entries provide additional information about health, hospital admissions, vaccinations, holidays, and background notes on parents or on child's situation. Notes on contents - Book includes a number of loose papers relating to various children. (2) Admission date sometimes includes from where admitted. (3) Relatives: 'Orphan' is sometimes entered here. Comments about Aboriginal descent, such as [sic] 'half-caste' or [sic] 'full blood' are sometimes included here. (6) Discharged: includes where discharged to.


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