Please contact General Enquiries, National Archives of Australia:
Postal Address: PO Box 4924, Kingston, ACT 2604
Phone: (02) 6212 3600
These records are held by National Archives of Australia (1998 - current).
The National Archives of Australia holds many records which provide information of interest to former child migrants. The records include immigration case files (usually known as migrant selection documents), ships passenger lists and naturalisation files.
More specifically the Child and Youth Migration Records include:
Archives records relating to individual child and youth migrants are essentially those concerned with their entry into Australia rather than the day-to-day care once they had arrived. Archives also holds a number of policy and administrative files which contain lists of names and other details of individual child or youth migrants. In some instances these may provide important material for genealogical research.
The Archives’ Research Guide – ‘Good British Stock: Child and Youth Migration to Australia’ – provides details of the relevant records – see Chapter 3.