The collection Records of the Hospitals Department and Predecessors contains records created by the Hospitals Department and its predecessor agencies. It includes correspondence files (1850-1979) and an index to correspondence files (1895-1959). It also includes a visitors book for Estcourt House.
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.
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 5 September 2011, Last modified: 9 December 2014