These Admission registers from Estcourt House are in two volumes and run from 1941 until 1978. The registers document (1) name of patient, (2) address, (3) date of birth, (4) admission date, (5) discharge date, (6) parents' names, (7) ailment, (8) history of case and treatment. The entries are arranged in chronological order by date of admission. These records are restricted for 60 years.
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: 8 May 2012, Last modified: 9 December 2014