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Social Services Department
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1934
End Date:
02 Sep 1961
The compexities of the origins of this Department are not addressed in this registration. The Juvenile Probation and Parole Service was transferred to this Department from the Attorney-General's Department in 1955~
Legislation Administered:
Infants Welfare Act 1935
Legislation Creating:
Amendment to Public Service Regulation 4 in 1934
Functions Performed:
Community services
Controlled Agencies:
Ashley Home for Boys (TA1706)01 Feb 192231 Dec 1999

Wybra Hall (TA2155)01 Jan 195631 Dec 1988
Previous Agencies:
Charitable Grants Department (TA21)01 Jan 187231 Dec 1934

Children of the State Department (TA146)01 Jan 191831 Dec 1936
Northern Tasmanian Home for Boys (Glenara) (NG2054)01 Sep 192101 Jun 1984
Subsequent Agencies:
State Immigration Office (TA168)01 Jan 194631 Dec 1982

Department of Social Welfare (TA88)02 Sep 196128 Feb 1983
Series Created By Agency:
SWD1 Correspondence relating to the Custody and Welfare of Children under Various Acts.07 Jul 188726 May 1954

SWD64 Register of Charitable Institutions and Board Members Thereof, under the Charitable Institutions Act 1888.01 Jan 188931 Dec 1960

SWD2 Index to Correspondence relating to the Custody and Welfare of Children under Various Acts.01 Jan 189626 May 1954

AD244 Index to Registers of Wards of the State.11 Jan 189715 Feb 1989

AD243 Register of Wards of the State.11 Jan 189715 Feb 1989

SWD72 Index to Applications for Compassionate Allowances (including out-Door-Relief).01 Jan 191331 Dec 1970

SWD70 Applications and associated Correspondence for Compassionate Allowances08 Apr 191322 Dec 1971

AA226 General Welfare Case Files09 Mar 191511 Nov 1994

SWD3 Correspondence with Charitable Institutions concerning the Constitution of Boards of Management, Rules and Reports.01 Jan 191731 Dec 1946

SWD20 Cashbook for Receipts by Collector for Southern Tasmania in Support of Inmates in Charitable Institutions.01 Sep 191731 Jan 1946

AD203 Correspondence Files01 Jan 191924 Sep 1998

SWD4 Correspondence of the Immigration Office concerning the Nomination Arrival and Settlement of Migrants.01 Jan 192031 Dec 1943

AD204 Master Index to Case Files01 Jan 192031 Dec 1989

SWD21 Cash Book showing Amounts received from the Treasury and Sums paid out in Relief.01 Aug 192230 Jun 1939

SWD5 Unregistered Correspondence of the Immigration Office.01 Jan 192331 Dec 1938

SWD14 Copies of Returns from the Immigration Office to the Commonwealth Immigration Office of Nominations, Immigration and Emigration.01 Jun 192431 Jul 1935

SWD17 Journal of the Collector for Charitable Institutions - South.01 Jan 192931 Dec 1943

SWD22 Summary of the Amounts paid out by Municipalities in Various Regions to Unemployed and of Value of Wages paid to Those given Work in Lieu of Sustenance.01 Sep 193031 Mar 1943

AE292 Case Files of the Child Welfare Division (Northern Office)01 Jan 193226 Jul 2003

SWD19 Submissions to the Chief Secretary Listing Persons on Charitable Grants with Sums to Be paid or Rations to Be Allowed.01 Jan 193331 Dec 1940

SWD16 Index to Series unknown (Possibly related to Unemployment).01 Jan 193402 Sep 1961

SWD71 Correspondence relating to Children Placed in Nursing Homes.01 Dec 193416 Jan 1953

SWD69 Register of Sums paid out by Means of Cheque Numbers and Summaries of Cheques Not Presented [Srd].01 Dec 193630 Sep 1938

SWD66 Case Files of the Child Welfare Division.08 Jul 193916 Aug 1972

SWD74 Overseas Childrens Reception Committee - Applications for Adoption of Overseas Children [Srd].01 Jan 194031 Dec 1940

SWD75 Overseas Childrens Reception Committee - Applications for Registration As Foster Parents [Srd].01 Jan 194031 Dec 1940

SWD60 Overseas Childrens Reception Committee - Correspondence concerning Children Brought to Tasmania under the Auspices of the Overseas Childrens Reception Committee.01 Jan 194031 Dec 1945

SWD59 Overseas Childrens Reception Committee - Correspondence.01 Jan 194031 Dec 1945

AA743 Hobart Area Office - Register/index of Appearances by Juveniles in the Childrens Court in Tasmania.01 Jan 194131 Dec 1981

AA744 Hobart Area Office - Register/index of Wards and Supervision Cases.01 Jan 194131 Dec 1983

AD212 Police Reports received from the Childrens Court01 Jan 194131 Dec 1959

AD246 Unregistered Files.01 Jan 194131 Dec 1984

SWD23 Overseas Childrens Reception Committee - Cash Book.01 Sep 194231 Dec 1946

AE484 Case Files of the Child Welfare Division (North West Office)18 Nov 194328 Feb 2002

AD249 Miscellaneous Reports, Articles and Working Papers.01 Jan 194631 Dec 1985

AD254 Record Cards of Infants in the Care of Foster Mothers and Nursing Homes.01 Jan 194731 Dec 1961

AD245 Correspondence Files of the Deputy Director01 Jan 195031 Dec 1978

SWD61 Index to Case Files of the Child Welfare Division.01 Jan 195031 Dec 1970

AD256 Record Cards of "Non-Citizen" Children including Children arriving under the Child Migration Scheme.01 Jan 195031 Dec 1989

AD339 Correspondence, Applications & associated Records relating to the Custody & Welfare of Children (Southern Regional Offices).14 Sep 195012 Jan 1996

AD264 Record Cards of Children Organised by the Type of Order They received.01 Jan 195531 Dec 1990

AD261 Record Cards of Children under Legal Supervision.01 Jan 195531 Dec 1978

AD262 Record Cards of Children with Residential Domestic Status.01 Jan 195531 Dec 1972

AD255 Record Cards of People Willing to Foster Wards of the State.01 Jan 195531 Dec 1987

AD258 Record Cards of Wards of the State.01 Jan 195531 Dec 1990

AD260 Records Cards of Children Who received Remands and Warrants.01 Jan 195631 Dec 1978

AF41 Wybra Hall Admissions and Discharges Register15 May 195609 Sep 1988

AD341 Carers Other Than Foster Carers01 Jan 196031 Dec 1996

AD340 Foster Carers Files - Southern Region01 Jan 196031 Dec 1996