Child care & protection

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Child & youth migration in the 20th century

A chronology of child youth and migration from the United Kingdom and an overview of the related records series

Child care and protection guide

Major sources from the collection relating to child care and protection, in the 19th and early 20th centuries

Child care and protection index 1817-1942

21,000+ entries from Mittagong Farm home for Boys, Randwick Asylum for Destitute Children, Orphan schools & Industrial schools

Children in care in the 19th and early 20th centuries

This webinar explores the records of institutions, schools and asylums that housed orphan, destitute and other children placed in the care of the NSW Government

Dependent children registers

These registers (1883–1923) record details of children who were admitted to state care and where the children were placed

Dependent children registers 1883-1923

These records relate to children who were admitted to State care between 1883 and 1923. They record where the dependent children were placed (whether with foster parents or guardians). Some of the children were eventually adopted

Maintenance registers - Metropolitan Children's Court 1915-1917

The Metropolitan Children's Court was established by the Neglected Children and Juvenile Offenders Act, 1905. The role of the Court was to hear and determine cases of offences committed by or against children.

Protestant (Male) Orphan School Register, 1850-1886

The Protestant (Male) Orphan School Register, 1850-1886 lists over 1,000 boys who were admitted to the school. Boys were usually admitted because one or both parents were dead or unable to care for them. The register is an important document in the history of child care and protection in New South Wales

Using sensitive collections for your research

This webinar features records of children, the aged and infirm in care and how to access them