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Tasmania - Archival Series

Case Files (1914 - 2006)

Tasmanian Institute for the Blind, Deaf and Dumb; Tasmanian Deaf Society

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The Case Files from the Tasmanian Institute for the Blind, Deaf and Dumb relate to deaf children who were born between 1914 and the 1960s. The files contain 'Applications for Admission of a child to Residence at the Institute' and they concern children in residential care at the Blind, Deaf and Dumb Institution (also known as the Tasmanian Institute for the Blind, Deaf and Dumb) in North Hobart.


Access Conditions

Closed D75 years
D75 means these records are closed to the general public for 75 years from the date of the last entry in them. People wishing to access these records should contact Tasdeaf.


The information in the files varies but may include initial assessment notes, general medical examination notes, social welfare contact reports, interview notes, correspondence, Royal Derwent Hospital diagnostic examinations, immunisation cards, and Child Support Agency Assessments. The files are arranged alphabetically by surname. Some include more information than others.

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Prepared by: Caroline Evans