Victorian Adoption Records

State Library of Victoria Collection

Swanston St, Melbourne

Collections:

  • MS 10051
  • Victorian Children’s Aid Society
  • Period: 1893 – 1977
  • Extent: 15 Boxes, 38 V.
  • Description: laws, annual reports, minutes, financial records, case histories,
  • Court committals, fostering and adoption records of children under the care of the society, correspondence, published records, press cuttings and photos.
  • Access: Restricted
  • MS 13248
  • National Council for the Single Mother and her Child (Australia)
  • Period: 1970-1984
  • Extent: 14 Boxes
  • Description: correspondence, minutes, annual reports, financial records, press
  • Releases, newsletters.

Public Record Office Victoria

  • Series Title: Parliamentary Counsel Bill Files
  • Series Number: VPRS 10265
  • Unit Number: 90
  • Description: Adoption of Children, E.B 68
  • Period: 1916-1939
  • Access: Open
  • Series Title: Parliamentary Counsel Bill Files
  • Series Number: VPRS 10265
  • Unit Number: 515
  • Description: Adoption of Children
  • Period: 1940-1963
  • Access: Open
  • Series Title: Parliamentary Counsel Bill Files
  • Series Number: VPRS 10265
  • Unit Number: 600
  • Description: Adoption of Children; 1965 Rules
  • Period: 1964-65
  • Access: Open
  • Series Title: Parliamentary Counsel Bill Files
  • Series Number: VPRS 10265
  • Unit Number: 124
  • Description: Adoption of Children, E.B 95
  • Period: 1948-
  • Access: Open
  • Series Title: General Correspondence Files, Multiple Number System 1
  • Department of the Premier (also known as Premier’s Department, 1960 – 1982)
  • Agency Number: VA2717
  • Series Number: VPRS 7614
  • Period: 1967-1976
  • Description: Government files including Social Welfare, with adoption information
  • Access: Open
  • Series Title: Board Hearing Files
  • Industrial Relations Commission
  • Agency Number: VA1009
  • Series Number: VPRS 9600
  • Description: Insertion of Adoption Law Provisions
  • Period: 1981-1993
  • Access: Open
  • Series Title: Acts of Parliament
  • Legislative Assembly
  • Agency Number: VA2585
  • Series Number: VPRS 14558
  • Period: 1928-1958
  • Description: Act No. 3605 Adoption of Children Act 1928, Consolidated Act 1928; Act No. 4381 Adoption of Children 2nd Session – 32th Parliament (1936); Act No. 4903 Adoption of Children 3rd Session – 34th Parliament (1942); Act No. 5666 Adoption of Children (Amendment) – 1st Session – 39th Parliament (1953); Act No. 5851 Adoption of Children (Amendment) – 40th Parliament (1955); Act No. 6192 Adoption of Children Act 1958, Consolidated Acts 1958.
  • Access: Restricted
  • Agency: Child Welfare Department
  • Agency Number: VA 1467:
  • Series Title: Service Register – VPRS 6755
  • Period: 1921-1924
  • Description: Statutory Authority of the Department of Neglected Children and
  • Reformatory Schools to Place Neglected Children in Service
  • Access: Closed
  • Series Title: Child Migration Files – VPRS 10092
  • Period: 1947-1971
  • Description: Child Migration Files
  • Access: Closed
  • Series Title: Index Books to State Ward Registers – VPRS 6757
  • Period: 1864-1910
  • Description: Register of State Wards
  • Access: Open
  • Series Title:  Index to Crown Solicitors Opinion Books – VPRS 7774
  • Period: 1866-1929
  • Description: Crown Solicitors Opinions including on Adoption Orders
  • Access: Open
  • Series Title: Institutionalised Children’s Register – VPRS 5064
  • Period: 1937-1945
  • Description: A collection of information on a small number of children in state care
  • Access: Closed
  • Series Title: Children’s Overseas Reception Board Files – VPRS 10093
  • Period: 1940-1945
  • Description: Client files of children ‘evacuated’ to Australia from the UK during
  • WWII
  • Access: Closed
  • Series Title: Annual Reports – VPRS 5690
  • Unit : 1
  • Period: 1883-1888
  • Unit: 2
  • Period: 1889-1897
  • Unit: 3
  • Period: 1901-1909
  • Description: Department Annual Reports
  • Access: Open
  • Series Title: State Ward Case Files – VPRS 10071
  • Period: 1920-1981
  • Description: State Ward Files
  • Access: Closed
  • Series Title:
  • Personnel Files and Administration Policy Files – VPRS 10096
  • Period: 1922-1954
  • Description: Personnel and Administrative Policy Files
  • Access: Closed
  • Agency: Department of Industrial and Reform Schools
  • Agency Number 1466:
  • Series Title: Index Books to State Ward Registers
  • Series Number: VPRS 6757
  • Period: 1864-1910
  • Access: Open
  • Series Title: Index to Crown Solicitor’s Opinion Books
  • Series Number: VPRS 7773
  • Period: 1866-1960
  • Access: Open
  • Series Title: Crown Solicitor’s Opinion Books
  • Series Number: VPRS 7774
  • Period: 1866-1960
  • Access: Open
  • Series Title: Annual Reports
  • Series Number: VPRS 5690
  • Period: 1883-1909
  • Access: Open
  • Agency: Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committees
  • Agency Number: VA4000
  • Series Title: Committee Records
  • Series Number: VPRS 10977
  • Period: 1992-2004
  • Description: Adoption (Amendment) Regulations 2002 Statutory Rule No.
    76/2002; Adoption (Inter-country Fees) Regulations 2002, Statutory Rule No.
    128/2003;
  • Access: Restricted
  • Agency: Victorian Multicultural Commission
  • Agency Number: VA 1029
  • Series Title: General Correspondence Files
  • Series Number: VPRS 11790
  • Unit Number: 87
  • Period: 1983-1993 (with contents from 1947)
  • Description: Overseas Adoption
  • Access: Open
  • Agency: Victorian Multicultural Commission
  • Agency Number: VA 1029
  • Series Title: General Correspondence Files
  • Series Number: VPRS 11790
  • Unit Number: 55
  • Description: Inter-Country Adoption Programmes
  • Access: Open