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Series ID19362
Previous System LocationTR2050; SRS1079/1; 1079
TitleCase Files [Meteor Park Orphanage, Rockhampton]
Parent Series
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Start Date 29/3/1886
End Date 30/1/1986
Date Statement N/A
Date Notes N/A

Case files of children who were sent to the Meteor Park Orphanage, Neerkol, near Rockhampton

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Items Total Items: 304
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Departmental NumbersB1 - B745
System of Arrangement By departmental number
How To Use Series Individual case files are listed by name but files within the restricted access period are unavailable on the Queensland State Archives website. Please refer to the responsible public authority for permission to access this information.

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Access Category100 Years
Access ProcedurePermission to access restricted material by RTI
Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 11840
Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women
Restriction DetailsN/A
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Information on children from the same family is usually found in one file but not always.
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Case files were created to document the history of state children during their stay at the Meteor Park Orphanage. Documents on the file include admission and discharge details, information on parents, contracts for the hiring out of children, maintenance details, court and police documents, details of wages paid to children hired out to service, banking arrangements and general correspondence.
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Queensland State Archives Series ID 19362, Case Files [Meteor Park Orphanage, Rockhampton]
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Last updated 9 September 2016
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0) ( )
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