N.S.S. Nautical School Ship Sobraon - on the deck. NRS-4481-2-4-8624-806

The NSW State Government has played a role in the care and protection of children since the early days of the colony. This webinar explores the records of the 19th century institutions, schools and asylums that housed orphans and destitute children; the juvenile reformatories that cared for...

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.

The Royal Commission of Public Charities 1873 advocated the use of a 'boarding out' system for orphans and destitute children to replace charitable institutions and homes. This webinar focuses on the recently indexed and digitised Dependent Children Registers (1883-1923). The...