Series VPRS 18194
Register of Ward Deaths
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Date Range: Series 1920 - 1984
  Series in Custody 1920 - 1984
  Contents 1920 - 1984
Public Access: Closed
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1920 - 1961 Children's Welfare Department 1924-1961 (previously known as Department for Neglected Children 1887-1924), Chief Secretary's Department VA 1467
1960 - 1971 Social Welfare Branch, Chief Secretary's Department VA 2784
1971 - 1979 Social Welfare Department VA 946
1979 - 1984 Department of Community Welfare Services VA 613
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2015 - cont Department of Health and Human Services VA 5037
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    See also VPRS 10071 State Ward Case Files, all Wards (to June 1961); Family Welfare Division Ward Case Files (July 1961-1978), Single Number System [1935-1978].

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of a folder detailing deaths of children who were wards of the state. The Register of Ward Deaths was maintained by the Children's Welfare Department (VA 1467), Social Welfare Branch, Chief Secretary's Department (VA 2784), Social Welfare Department (VA 946) and Department of Community Welfare Services (VA 613).

    The folder records the following information:
    - Registered number (Ward number)
    - Name
    - Sex
    - Date of Death
    - Station (hospital, residential home etc.)
    - Date reported
    - Cause of death
    - Remarks (generally containes Date of Birth and date child was admitted to care).

    The folder also contains some loose correspondence in the front relating to administrative and funeral arrangement procedures to be followed should the death of a ward occur.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The records do not have a discernible system of arrangement.

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P0001 1920 - 1984 Closed 1
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