• Archival Series

Record of Admissions and Discharges, Ashley Home for Boys

To access these records

Please contact Adoptions and Permanency Services:

Postal Address: PO Box 538, Hobart TAS 7001

Phone: (03) 6166 0422

Aftercare Support Program Phone: 1300 654 583

Adoptions and Permanency Services Email: adoption.services@communities.tas.gov.au

After Care Support Program Email: aftercaresupport@communities.tas.gov.au

Website: https://www.decyp.tas.gov.au/children/adoptions-and-permanency-services/

Reference Number

Quote this number to access your records: Tasmanian Archives Series Number, AF830

Records Location

These records are held by Tasmanian Archives (2011 - current).


The record series Record of Admissions and Discharges contains a list of boys admitted to and discharged from Ashley Home for Boys, and the Ashley Youth Detention Centre. It shows admissions on the left and discharges on the right. It includes the dates, full name, the region and sometimes the length of stay. These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives.

Access conditions

Closed E75 years

Closed E75 means that records in this series that have final entries less than 75 years old are closed to the general public. People wishing to access these records should contact Adoptions and Permanency Services After Care Support Program, which is run by the Department of Communities, to obtain written permission. How access is provided once permission is granted will depend on the file. Usually Adoptions and Permanency Services request it back and then provide access or copies. Staff at the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office may be able to assist you in finding other relevant records.


This record series contains two items titled Admissions & Discharges. One of these items covers the dates 4 July 1984 to 9 June 1999 and relates to the Ashley Home for Boys, the other covers the dates 2 July 1999 to 31 December 2010 and relates to the Ashley Youth Detention Centre.

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