Series VPRS 10057
Registers Of Applications To Make Children Wards (1929-1940) And Applicants To Receive Wards Under Boarding Out Regulations (1930-1952)
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Date Range: Series ? 1929 - ? 1952
  Series in Custody 1929 - 1952
  Contents 1929 - 1952
Public Access: Closed
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1929 - 1952 Children's Welfare Department 1924-1961 (previously known as Department for Neglected Children 1887-1924), Chief Secretary's Department VA 1467
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1996 - 2014 Department of Human Services VA 3970
2015 - cont Department of Health and Human Services VA 5037
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  • How to use the Records
    These records are closed to public inspection under Section 9 of the Public Records Act.

  • Function / Content
    This series was created by the Children's Welfare Department to register certain applications related to the wardship or boarding out of children.

    The first two volumes (1929-1940) are registers of applications to make children a ward of the Department. These volumes record the date and number of the application, the name and address of the applicant, the name, date of birth and religion of the child, the decision made and remarks.

    The remaining volumes (1930-1952) record applications for a child under the boarding out regulations. These volumes record the name and address of the applicant and information regarding the applicant family such as occupation, ages of children, rental paid, income and ages of the applicants. It also records children selected and remarks including comment regarding the suitability of the applicants. Separate volumes were created for Protestant and Roman Catholic applicants.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Entries were made in each volume in chronological order by the date of application.

    The existence of further volumes in this series is unknown.

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P0000 1929 - 1952 Closed 6
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