20 May 1867 - Vernon nautical school admissions

#OnThisDay 20 May 1867 applications for admission to the nautical school-ship, the Vernon, commenced. The Vernon was purchased by the Colonial Secretary in January 1867 and moored in Sydney Harbour. It was intended that vagrant and destitute boys would receive moral, nautical and industrial training along with elementary schooling. 

The Vernon was replaced with the Sobraon in November 1892.


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