The State Library has a number of electronic resources that are useful for searching topics relating to hospitals, nursing homes and public health in South Australia.
Some of these resources can only be accessed within the library and others can also be accessed from home by becoming a Home Access User.
Read more about the State Library's eResources.
This Library Guide provides a guide to resources relating to the history of hospitals and nursing homes in South Australia, with a note concerning admission registers, and a supplement on the history of public health in South Australia.
It comprises selected published and unpublished material held in, or available at the State Library. Not all material listed here is on open access, and some material will need to be retrieved from storage. Check with staff at the Information Desk.
More material can be found in the Library catalogue.
Hospital and asylum indexes
Adelaide Hospital admissions 1840 - 1853
Alphabetical index to register of infants born in the Destitute Asylum 1888 - 1930
The Library also has an Index to Victorian Goldfields hospitals' admissions: at Amherst, Ballarat, Castlemaine, Creswick, Dunolly, Kyneton, Maldon and Maryborough - eResource.
The Public Records Office of Victoria has some asylum records scanned on their website.
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