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Tasmania - Archival Series

Case Files of the Child Welfare Division (1939 - 1972)

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Legal Status
Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office Series Number

The Case Files of the Child Welfare Division contain personal information about children who came under the auspices of the Child Welfare Division of the Social Services Department and its successors between 1939 and 1972.


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 Children and Youth Services, which is run by the Department of Health and Human Services. How access is provided once permission is granted will depend on the file. Usually Children and Youth Services request it back and then provide access or copies. Staff at the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office may be able to assist you in finding other relevant records.


The files include state wide case files, including welfare officers' reports, records of court appearances, and other correspondence. They also include some child migration files.

Prepared by: Caroline Evans