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Western Australia - Archival Series

Files - General (1899 - 1987)

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Files - General is a series of records created by the Central Board of Health, the Public Health Department, and the Health Department of Western Australia. It is the main series of files for these agencies, and includes records dealing with public health, sanitation, hospitals and medical institutions, correspondence with local boards of health, environmental health matters, and outbreaks of disease. It also includes a small number of records relating to missions, wards of the state, and children's Homes.



This series contains records with both open and restricted access, and records for which access requirements have not yet been determined. For access to open records please contact the State Records Office of Western Australia. For access to restricted records please contact the Freedom of Information Coordinator, Department of Health.


This series contains a small number of records relating to missions, wards of the state, and children's homes. These records include reports on living conditions and health at missions, records relating to the supply of drugs at missions, medical examinations, treatment and vaccination of wards of the state and children in Homes, and general correspondence with children's Homes.

The below document contains a list of items in this series that may be of relevance to Care Leavers. The items are arranged by the Home/Institution or theme that they refer to.

Series 268 Files - General [Health Department]: List of items

Prepared by: Constance Thurley-Hart