Field notesQueensland State Archives
From 1865, the Diamantina Orphanage was charged with the care and training of children whose circumstances included death of one or both parents, abandonment by parents, or qualification as a "neglected child" under Sec. 6 of the Industrial and Reformatory Schools Act of 1865.
You will be transcribing entries from the Diamantina Orphanage Admission Register into a template for use as a fully searchable index on QSA's website. Name-rich resources such as admission registers are highly sought after by geneaologists, and indexing is the most versatile way to make the information in these records widely available.
Orphanage records in particular can often provide the missing link in family trees, while providing interesting insights into social and economic conditions of the time.
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