Register of admissions - Destitute Asylum 1870 - 1909
This series (covering the years 1870-1924) contains registers recording admissions to the Destitute Asylum. The Destitute Asylum was a place of refuge for those who were unable to work due to age, infirmity or disability, and for destitute expectant mothers. Some inmates were placed there by fee-paying relatives.
The registers give the name of the applicant with personal details such as age, nationality, religion, last place of residence, occupation, date of arrival in South Australia and by what ship arrived. They also give information regarding relations living in South Australia, reasons for admission, dates of admission and discharge, and proposed whereabouts.
Note: There is a gap in this series and the Special Lists from 5/7/1873 to 1/1/1881. For records in this period try GRG 28/1 Minutes of the Destitute Board (1849 - 1927).
The Special Lists to this series cover the date range 1870-1909 and record the entry number, surname and given names, age, residence, number of children, time in the colony, ship by which they arrived, trade or occupation, year of application, nationality and volume number. The Special Lists are arranged alphabetically by the surname of the applicants.
The following Special Lists cover the date range 1870 - 1906.
The following Special List covers the date range 1906 - 1909.