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Tasmania - Archival Series

Master Index to Case Files (1920 - 1989)

Reference No
Legal Status
Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office Series Number

The Master Index to Case Files usually record the name and addresses of families who received relief or whose children were wards of state or being supervised by the Department in some other way, for instance as child migrants. Some cards also give the type of relief, the names of family members, including children, case file numbers and/or the series and item number in the General Welfare Case Files.


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.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Coldrey, Barry, Good British stock: child and youth migration to Australia, National Archives of Australia, 1999,

Prepared by: Caroline Evans