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Tasmania - Archival Series

Hobart Area Office-Register/Index of Wards and Supervision Cases (1941 - 1983)

Reference No
Legal Status
Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office Series Number

Hobart Area Office - Register/Index of Wards and Supervision Cases was created by the Hobart Area Office of the Social Services Department and its successor, the Social Welfare Department, between 1941 and 1983. The index contains information about the placement of state wards and children being supervised as well as payments to foster mothers and children's homes.


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 series has three items which are arranged alphabetically. The groupings are:

  • A to F
  • G to M
  • N to Z

Prepared by: Caroline Evans