This index combines: Mittagong Farm home for Boys (1907-1921); Randwick Asylum for DestituteĀ Children (1852-1915); Orphan schools records (1817-1886) andĀ Industrial schools records (1867-1942).

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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.

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Example for the Metropolitan Childrens Court Register

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.

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