Correspondence files - State Children's Department 1887 - 1899
This series consists of correspondence files of the former State Children's Department, and covers the period 1887 - 1927. The files cover all aspects of the State Children's Department's business, including maintenance of state wards, placement of children, suitability of foster homes, absconded state wards, applications by parents for the return of children, applications by state wards for their wages etc.
Please note: for the period before 1891 many files are missing.
The Special List for this series covers the years 1887 - 1899 and contains the letter number, the author and a brief subject description.