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Tasmania - Archival Series

Record Cards of Wards of the State (1955 - 1990)

Reference No
Legal Status
Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office Series Number

The Record Cards of Wards of State were kept by Departmental Child Welfare Officers between 1955 and 1990. They contain personal information about children who were state wards.


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.


This series has nine items, arranged alphabetically. The listing can be viewed by going to the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage site.

The record cards may contain standard abbreviations used by Child Welfare Officers. Many of these abbreviations are included in the Tasmanian Find & Connect web site.

Prepared by: Caroline Evans