#OnThisDay 6 October 1886 champion swimmer Bernard Bede Kieran was born in New South Wales. Better known as Barney Kieran, he went on to be a swimming sensation, winning races and breaking world records before his untimely death in 1905, aged 19. His story is all the more remarkable because he was a former Sobraon boy.
- Sporting Gallery - Bernard Kieran, Champion Swimmer
- Photos of the Sobraon nautical training ship and reformatory
From the Collection
(Invitation is part of the Digital Gallery)