Series VPRS 18576
Admission Register
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Date Range: Series 1941 - 1973
  Series in Custody 1941 - 1973
  Contents 1941 - 1973
Public Access: Closed
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1941 - 1973 Alexandra Babies' Home (Alexandra Toddlers' Home 1964-1973) VA 5233
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2015 - cont Department of Health and Human Services VA 5037
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  • How to use the Records
    Consult the list of records in this series.

  • Function / Content
    This series comprises a single Admissions Register recording all admissions to the Alexandra Babies Home (VA 5233). Entries were likely to have been completed by the Matron of the Home.

    Information recorded in the Admissions Register includes:
    - admission number and date
    - name of the child
    - birth place and birth date of the child
    - by whom recommended for placement
    - date of leaving the Home and destination, eg: name of prospective adoptive parents, or return to the child's mother
    - details of the child's parents - name and address
    - birthplace and religion of the parents
    - any other remarks in relation to the child, eg: immunisation details

    The 'By whom recommended' column includes information about who made the referral of the child to the Home. This may include the Children's Welfare Department, children's homes Allambie and Warrawee Reception Centre, Infant Life Protection and the Red Cross.

    Earlier entries record the names of individuals as people referring children to the home, these are likely to be members of the Town and City Mission.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The entries in the register are arranged by date of admission.

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P0001 1941 - 1973 Closed 1
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