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Tasmania - Archival Collection

Records of Tascare Society for Children/ Tasmanian Society for the Care of Crippled Children (1935 - 2014)

Reference No
NS6631; NS6632; NS6672; NS6673; NS6674

The records of Tascare Society for Children, formerly the Tasmanian Society for the Care of Crippled Children, are held by Archives Tasmania. They were transferred to Archives Tasmania with the closure of Tascare in late 2019. They include minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, correspondence, administrative records, photographs of events held by the society in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and material related to an early 1950s survey of children conducted by Apex Clubs in Tasmania. The records range in date from 1935 to 2014. Although the Society established Wingfield House, the records do not contain client files. The only personal information regarding children that has been identified within these records is in the item 'Survey of children by Apex Clubs of Tasmania' (Item Number NS6672/1/16, within the series titled Records of the Society), and in the series titled Photographs of Events (Series Number NS6632), although very few images in this series include the names of those depicted.


Access Conditions

The majority of the records of Tascare held by Archives Tasmania are open access, however access to two items within the series Records of the Society (Series Number NS6672) have restricted access. To access any of these records please contact Archives Tasmania. The 'Application for Access to Restricted Records' form will need to be filled out as part of requests to access the restricted records.


The records of Tascare and its predecessor, the Tasmanian Society for the Care of Crippled Children, are arranged into five series:

  • Series Number NS6631: Minutes - Meetings of Directors and Annual General Meetings (14 Aug 1935 - 11 September 1968)
  • Series Number NS6632: Photographs of Events (01 January 1987 - 27 November 2016)
  • Series Number NS6672: Records of the Society (06 September 1939 - 31 December 2017)
  • Series Number NS6673: Bequests (01 January 1988 - 21 January 2014)
  • Series Number NS6674: Clippings and Memorabilia (01 September 1939 - 31 December 2018)

A list of records held by Tascare published by Find & Connect in 2012 included the following information regarding two folders which have not been identified in the records of Tascare that were transferred to Archives Tasmania, and the location of which is not currently known:

  • Folder labelled 'Aspect House' (1977-1981) - contains submissions, minutes of meetings, and documents concerned with fundraising.
  • Folder labelled 'Amputee Clinic' (1977-1985) - contains children's names for 1977-1978

The list also included annual reports of Tascare and the Tasmanian Society for the Care of Crippled Children, dating from 1938 to 1994, which have been transferred to Libraries Tasmania. For access to these please contact Libraries Tasmania.

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Sources used to compile this entry: Email communication with Jennifer Jerome, archivist with Archives Tasmania (June 2020).

Prepared by: Caroline Evans & Constance Thurley-Hart