- Record series in the index: NRS 4377 (Reels 2848-2850)
- Entries in the index: c.10,000
About the records
These registers show persons admitted to government asylums in the last two decades of the nineteenth century. They show name and age of patient; some details of their history, such as place of birth, date of arrival in colonies, and occupation; the institution to which they were admitted (generally abbreviation only) and by whom they were admitted; dates of admission and discharge; how discharged; general conduct in the institution; names and addresses of relatives in Australia, if any; and remarks.
Volumes [7/3801-05] are alphabetically arranged and relate to surnames commencing C-D; H-O; S-U only while Volumes [7/3811-3812] are arranged chronologically.
Please note that the format in the last two volumes [7/3811-1382] changed. The information in these volumes is in a rough note format and in some instances nowhere near as detailed as in the other five volumes [7/3801-05]. See examples below.
What has been indexed so far?
- Volumes [7/3801-3805], alphabetical listing of surnames commencing C-D; H-O; S-U only
Examples of the records
BA - Benevolent Asylum
BF - Brush Farm
BH - Boys Home, Rydalmere
BO - Broadoaks [?]
CH - Cottage Homes
CR - Carpentarian Reformatory (Brush Farm)
GF - Glenfield Farm Home
LA - Liverpool Asylum
MA - Macquarie Street Asylum Parramatta
NA - Newington Asylum
PA - George Street Asylum Parramatta
RA - Rookwood Asylum
A note about the copy service
When ordering copies please be aware that there can be multiple entries for the same person on the one page within the register. See examples above.
Identifying entries for the same person
You can identify multiple entries for the same person through the ‘citation’ field in the search results that will have identical information e.g. NRS 4377 [7/3801 p.052]; Reel 2848.
If you 'tick' all entries for the same person you will end up with multiple copies of the same page (with the additional charges added to your order).
Enter your search terms in the box to the right to search within:
First name, Surname, Date of admission, and/or Date of discharge.