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Index to Mittagong Farmhome for Boys, 1907-21

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This index covers 1907-21 and contains 3865 entries. It was compiled from one record series, NRS 13361. This index is now part of the Child Care and Protection Index.

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About the Index

The indexing project was undertaken by State Records' staff and was compiled from the following register:

Record series used to compile this index

NRS 13361, Register of Committals 1907-21, [8/1755-56], Reel 1872
The register records the name of the child, age at date of committal, date of committal, offence, name of parent or guardian, character of parents and home surroundings, maintenance orders and remarks. Also included is a list of boys transferred from the training ship Sobraon, June 1911, upon its abolition.
Note: Not all entries in the original volume are complete, therefore there may be some blank columns in this index.

Accessing the records

Microfilm copies of the records can be viewed in our reading room.

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 Historical background

This industrial school opened on 17 October 1906 as a Probationary Training Home for boys aged 8-17 who had been convicted of less serious offences in the Childrens' Court.  Younger boys attended school and worked on the Farm.  The school changed its name to the Mittagong Training School for Boys in 1947 and eventually closed in 1976.


Other records

Dependent Childrens' Registers

When researching a child who has been boarded out it may also be worthwhile to check the Dependent Childrens' Registers, 1883-1923 on fiche available in the reading room.  This includes indexes for years 1884-1909 (on fiche 7313-7333), indexes for years 1889-1913 (on fiche 7334-7342) and indexes for years 1900-1923 (on fiche 2001-2052).


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