World Archives Project: New South Wales, Australia, Industrial School Registers, 1867-1925

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About this project This collection contains admission, apprenticeship, and discharge documents from girl's Industrial Schools in New South Wales. The Industrial Schools acted as orphanages, reform schools, and homes for at-risk girls. Admission could be by court order, necessity, or voluntary on the part of parents.

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Project Instructions:
This collection contains admission, apprenticeship, and discharge documents from girl's Industrial Schools in New South Wales. The Industrial Schools acted as orphanages, reform schools, and homes for at-risk girls. Admission could be by court order, necessity, or voluntary on the part of parents.

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Admission
Discharge
Cover page, Section header, etc.
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Admission

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Choose the Admission form for any images containing admission information to the Industrial Schools. Admission forms will contain columns containing the following key words: "From What Bench", "Age on Admission", "Date of Conviction", "Inmates as on", or "Register of Committals."

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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person to whom the record pertains using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.

Surname

Key the Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen.

Alias Given

Occasionally an alternate name may be recorded for a given individual. This name may be denoted by parentheses, quotation marks, or may be preceded by the word "nee". Key the first name or initial and any middle names using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If an alias given name does not appear in the dictionary then key the alias given name as seen.

Alias Surname

Key any Alias Surname which appears. Occasionally an alternate name may be recorded for a given individual. This name may be denoted by parentheses, quotation marks, or may be preceded by the abbreviation "for" or the words "nee" or "formerly". All the rules for keying a primary name should also be followed for keying any alias name.

Age at Residence

Key the age at the time the record was recorded.  Valid ages include numeric digits between "0" and "120" and fractions between "1/12" and "11/12". If an age includes years, months, and/or days, key only the years. For example, if an age appears as 10 years, 7 months, key age as "10" If an age appears in months, such as 10 months, key age as a fraction: "10/12". If an Age includes years plus a fraction, such as 3 3/12, key only the year: "3." If the age is less than one month, key "0."

Birth Day

Key the birth day when found. Birth dates are written in randomly on some images.

Birth Month

Key the birth month from the designated birth date when found. Birth dates are written in randomly on some images.

Birth Year

Key the two or four digit number designated as the birth year in the birth date when found. Birth dates are written in randomly on some images. The Year must be either two or four digits.

Which date should you key?

If you can determine that a specific Admission date corresponds with the age that is on the record please key this date and age combination. If you cannot determine which date corresponds with the age key the most recent Admission date on the record.

Admission or Discharge Day

The Admission or Discharge date will be located in the header of the document following the words "Date", "Date of Admission", "Date of Conviction", "Date of Committal", "Date of Leaving Institution", or "Discharged".  Key the Day from the date. If a date is not found in the header, but there is a date in the "Date" column, key the day from that date.If both an Admission date and Discharge date are present on the same image, key the Admission date. If there are multiple dates on the record and you cannot determine which date is the admission date use the most recent date.

Admission or Discharge Month

The Admission or Discharge date will be located in the header of the document following the words "Date", "Date of Admission", "Date of Conviction", "Date of Committal", "Date of Leaving Institution", or "Discharged". Key the month using the provided dictionary.If a date is not found in the header, but there is a date in the "Date" column, key the month from that date.If both an Admission date and Discharge date are present on the same image, key the Admission date. If there are multiple dates on the record and you cannot determine which date is the admission date use the most recent date.

Admission or Discharge Year

The Admission or Discharge date will be located in the header of the document following the words "Date", "Date of Admission", "Date of Conviction", "Date of Committal", "Date of Leaving Institution", or "Discharged". Key the Year from the date. Copy down the Year through the subsequent records until a new date appears.If a date is not found in the header, but there is a date in the "Date" column, key the year from that date.If both an Admission date and Discharge date are present on the same image, key the Admission date. If there are multiple dates on the record and you cannot determine which date is the admission date use the most recent date.

Residence Day

The Residence date will be located in the header of documents titled "Inmates as on...".  Key the Day from the date.

Residence Month

The Residence date will be located in the header of documents titled "Inmates as on...". Key the month using the provided dictionary.

Residence Year

The Residence date will be located in the header of documents titled "Inmates as on...". Key the Year from the date. Copy down the Year through the subsequent records until a new date appears.

Father Given

The Father Given is the first name or initial with any middle names or initials of the father of the primary person to whom the record pertains. Using the dictionary provided, key the Father Given. If the name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.

Father Surname

The Father Surname is the last name of the father of the primary person to whom the record pertains. Key the Father Surname using the dictionary provided. If a surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen.

Mother Given

The Mother Given is the first name or initial with any middle names or initials of the mother of the primary person to whom the record pertains. Using the dictionary provided, key the Mother Given. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.

Mother Surname

The Mother Surname is the last name of the mother of the primary person to whom the record pertains. Key the Mother Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.

Relative Given

The Relative Given is the first name or initial with any middle names or initials of the relative of the primary person to whom the record pertains. Using the dictionary provided, key the Relative Given. If the name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.

Relative Surname

The Relative Surname is the last name of the relative of the primary person to whom the record pertains. Key the Relative Surname using the dictionary provided. If a surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen.

Relative Relationship

Key the Relative Relationship using the provided dictionary for assistance. If a relationship is not in the dictionary then key as seen.

Other Relative Given

The Other Relative Given is the first name or initial with any middle names or initials of a second relative of the primary person to whom the record pertains. Using the dictionary provided, key the Other Relative Given. If the name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.

Other Relative Surname

The Other Relative Surname is the last name of a second relative of the primary person to whom the record pertains. Key the Other Relative Surname using the dictionary provided. If a surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen.

Other Relative Relationship

Key the Other Relative Relationship using the provided dictionary for assistance. If a relationship is not in the dictionary then key as seen.

Keying Image Samples

Discharge

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Choose the Discharge form type for images with a header line titled "Apprenticed to..." or a hand-labeled column titled "Discharged".

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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person to whom the record pertains using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.

Surname

Key the Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen.

Alias Given

Occasionally an alternate name may be recorded for a given individual. This name may be denoted by parentheses, quotation marks, or may be preceded by the word "nee". Key the first name or initial and any middle names using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If an alias given name does not appear in the dictionary then key the alias given name as seen.

Alias Surname

Key any Alias Surname which appears. Occasionally an alternate name may be recorded for a given individual. This name may be denoted by parentheses, quotation marks, or may be preceded by the abbreviation "for" or the words "nee" or "formerly". All the rules for keying a primary name should also be followed for keying any alias name.

Admission or Discharge Day

The Admission or Discharge date will be located in the header of the document following the words "Date", "Date of Admission", "Date of Conviction", "Date of Committal", "Date of Leaving Institution", or "Discharged".  Key the Day from the date. If a date is not found in the header, but there is a date in the "Date" column, key the day from that date.If both an Admission date and Discharge date are present on the same image, key the Admission date.

Admission or Discharge Month

The Admission or Discharge date will be located in the header of the document following the words "Date", "Date of Admission", "Date of Conviction", "Date of Committal", "Date of Leaving Institution", or "Discharged". Key the month using the provided dictionary.If a date is not found in the header, but there is a date in the "Date" column, key the month from that date.If both an Admission date and Discharge date are present on the same image, key the Admission date.

Admission or Discharge Year

The Admission or Discharge date will be located in the header of the document following the words "Date", "Date of Admission", "Date of Conviction", "Date of Committal", "Date of Leaving Institution", or "Discharged". Key the Year from the date. Copy down the Year through the subsequent records until a new date appears.If a date is not found in the header, but there is a date in the "Date" column, key the year from that date.If both an Admission date and Discharge date are present on the same image, key the Admission date.

Keying Image Samples

Cover page, Section header, etc.


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Use the “Cover page, Section header, etc” type for images that don’t contain any data, but might be interesting to look at because they provide some type of context for the image set. For instance, historical notes, affidavits, and so forth.

Image with no data


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Use the “Image with no data” type for images that don’t contain any data or any useful context that might be interesting for someone to look at. For instance, an image containing only the blank background or an image with a microfilm target on it.

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