Magill Old Folks Home

Care of Aged Persons in South Australia

The Magill Old Folks’ Home opened in 1917 and was the government’s institution for aged residential care. Upon opening, elderly residents of the Destitute Asylum were moved to the Magill Old Folks’ Home. The Magill Old Folks’ continued in operation at Magill until 1986 and was replaced in 1989 by a new facility at Elizabeth South.



Series ID

Title and date range


GRG 29/52

Index to applications for admission - Magill Home, 1923 – 1951

Open after 100 years

GRG 29/53

Correspondence with applicants for admission to the Magill Home, 1952 – 1953

Open after 100 years

GRG 29/54

Register of Admissions to the Magill Home, 1924 – 1950

Open after 100 years

GRG 29/55

Rough journals of arrivals, departures, etc. at the Magill Home, 1951 – 1955

Open after 100 years

GRG 29/56

Daily and weekly advice slips from the Superintendent, Magill Home showing arrivals, departures, etc, 1953 – 1956

Open after 100 years

GRG 29/57

Weekly returns of admissions, departures, etc. at the Magill Home presented to the Children's Welfare and Public Relief Board, 1952 – 1954

Open after 100 years

GRG 29/58

Return of patients in the Infirmary, Magill Home, 1951 – 1954

Open after 100 years

GRG 29/62

Register of bodies sent from the Magill Home and forwarded to the Anatomical School Adelaide University, 1938 – 1951

Open after 100 years

GRS 4554

Register of inmates - Magill Old Folks’ Home, 1930 – 1963


GRS 10421

Receipts and issues of clothes, etc. - Women's Division, Magill Old Folks' Home, 1917 – 1970


GRS 10423

Home and infirmary movements book - Magill Old Folks' Home, 1965 – 1976


GRS 10424

Register of patient property (alphabetical by patient) - Magill Old Folks' Home, c. 1965 – 1982


Many of the records in the series’ listed above are not open for public viewing and permission to view these records must be obtained. Please contact a Reference Officer for advice about seeking permission to view records not open to public access.



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