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South Australia - Archival Series

Admission Register (1964 - 1973)

Tanderra Girls Home


This Admission register from Tanderra Girls' Home is a small exercise book with 'Tanderra Girls' Home' written on the inside cover.


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.


Each left hand page gives name of a girl, birth date and notes on the following subjects: (1) Schooling- including some reports, (2) Holidays, (3) Behaviour, (4) Admission and Discharge dates, (5) Information about parents, (6) Health and hospital admissions, (7) Studies and commencing work, (8) Religion, (9) Previous homes transferred from, (10) Incidents (such as absconding from the home), (11) Pregnancy and birth of children. Notes on contents - Entries for each girl are different. Later entries are less detailed. Back pages of register provide details about the girls' daily routine and a list of rules and three pages comprising lists of names of some girls with admission and discharge dates.

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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