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Series ID20259
Previous System LocationSRS1197/1/1 606717 - SRS1197/1/32 606748; SRS1197/1/54 606770 - SRS1197/1/62 606778
TitleMaternal and Child Welfare Monthly Reports
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Start Date Circa 1/7/1934
End Date Circa 30/4/1979
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Monthly reports from child welfare centres and homes throughout Queensland, containing information and statistics on the services provided

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Items Total Items: 75
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System of Arrangement Volumes are organised chronological by year then by month.
From 1934 - 1943, each volume contains reports for one financial year (July - June); From 1 July 1943, there are two volumes per financial year
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Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 1/7/1934 5/12/1935
126Health and Home Affairs Department 5/12/1935 26/9/1963
105Department of Health 26/9/1963 30/4/1979
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Access Category100 Years
Access ProcedurePermission to access restricted material by responsible agency
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Agency ID: 11466
Queensland Health
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Related Series

Series IDTitleRelationship
20260Maternal and Child Welfare Annual ReportsChild welfare reports
20262Maternal and Child Welfare Superintendent ReportsChild welfare reports
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Copyright State of Queensland
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Information Sources

"Fifty Years with the Maternal & Child Welfare Service, 1918-1968" by Dr Jean McFarlane, M.B, B.S, M.R.C.P.
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This series comprises reports compiled by sisters-in-charge of baby clinics/child centres throughout Queensland. These were sent to the Superintendent in charge of baby clinics on a monthly basis. The reports include the name of the clinic/centre, information relating to service activities, including statistics of attendances, birth notifications for the area, number of new cases, number of new borns visited, artificial and test feeds, lectures to mothers and children, as well as local relevant information such as the weather which had impacted on service delivery.

The first Maternal and Child Care Centre (Baby Clinic) was opened in Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley on the 18 March 1918 by Mrs T J Ryan, wife of the Premier, followed by three further clinics at West End, Woolloongabba and Spring Hill also in 1918. The Division of Child Health (previously Infant Welfare/Child Welfare) operated residential and non-residential child care centres.

In the reports from Clinics and Residential Centres (previously known as Mothercraft Homes), personal details about mothers and children are specified.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 20259, Maternal and Child Welfare Monthly Reports
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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