Magill Old Folks Home

Care of Aged Persons in South Australia

The Magill Old Folks’ Home opened in 1917 and was the government’s institution for aged residential care. Upon opening, elderly residents of the Destitute Asylum were moved to the Magill Old Folks’ Home. The Magill Old Folks’ continued in operation at Magill until 1986 and was replaced in 1989 by a new facility at Elizabeth South.

Most records relating to this subject were created by Magill Old Folks’ Home (GA 688) and the Social Welfare Department (GRG 29).

State Library of South Australia, PRG 280/1/12/233 - Magill Old Folks Home

Series ID

Title and date range

Access

Indexes

GRG 29/5

Index to applications for admission - Magill Home, 1923 – 1951

Open after 100 years

Not applicable

GRG 29/53

Correspondence with applicants for admission to the Magill Home, 1952 – 1953

Open after 100 years

None available

GRG 29/54

Register of Admissions to the Magill Home, 1924 – 1950

Open after 100 years

None available

GRG 29/55

Rough journals of arrivals, departures, etc. at the Magill Home, 1951 – 1955

Open after 100 years

None available

GRG 29/56

Daily and weekly advice slips from the Superintendent, Magill Home showing arrivals, departures, etc, 1953 – 1956

Open after 100 years

None available

GRG 29/57

Weekly returns of admissions, departures, etc. at the Magill Home presented to the Children's Welfare and Public Relief Board, 1952 – 1954

Open after 100 years

None available

GRG 29/58

Return of patients in the Infirmary, Magill Home, 1951 – 1954

Open after 100 years

None available

GRG 29/62

Register of bodies sent from the Magill Home and forwarded to the Anatomical School Adelaide University, 1938 – 1951

Open after 100 years

See Jill Statton, 'Deaths in Public Institutions: South Australian Record Series No. 4', available on Research Centre shelves

GRS 4554

Register of inmates - Magill Old Folks’ Home, 1930 – 1963

Open

None available

GRS 10421

Receipts and issues of clothes, etc. - Women's Division, Magill Old Folks' Home, 1917 – 1970

Open

None available

GRS 10423

Home and infirmary movements book - Magill Old Folks' Home, 1965 – 1976

Open

None available

GRS 10424

Register of patient property (alphabetical by patient) - Magill Old Folks' Home, c. 1965 – 1982

Open

None available

Many of the records in the series’ listed above are not open for public viewing and permission to view these records must be obtained. Please contact a Reference Officer for advice about seeking permission to view records not open to public access.

ArchivesSearch

The above is a limited selection of the most useful series only.  Descriptions and access conditions for these and other series held, as well as agency descriptions and agency inventories, are available via our online catalogue ArchivesSearch.

Need further assistance?

Researchers requiring assistance should contact a State Records Reference Officer by:

·     visiting the State Records Research Centre

·     completing our online enquiry form

·     calling us on +61 8 8343 6800.

This Fact Sheet can also be downloaded in PDF format - Magill Old Folks Home

 

 

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