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Queensland - Archival Series

Admission Registers (1871 - 1906)

Reformatory School for Boys - Hulk Proserpine, Reformatory School for Boys, Lytton, Diamantina Reformatory School for Boys and Westbrook Reformatory for Boys.

From
16 March 1871
To
6 September 1906
Website
http://www.archivessearch.qld.gov.au/Search/SeriesDetails.aspx?SeriesId=986
Reference No
986
Legal Status
Queensland State Archives Series ID

The Admission Registers, Series ID 986, relate to the Reformatory School for Boys - Hulk Proserpine, Reformatory School for Boys, Lytton, Diamantina Reformatory School for Boys and Westbrook Reformatory for Boys. They record details of admissions to the Industrial and Reformatory School for Boys in Brisbane and Toowoomba. A digital copy is available on the Queensland State Archives website.

Details

Access Conditions

These records are open access and are available for viewing by the general public.

Records

[Taken from the Queensland State Archives website)
This series provides a record of boys who were admitted to and served time in the industrial and reformatory school for neglect (i.e. neglected boys) or on conviction for a crime.

The most common offences include larceny, "beyond control of parents," and absconding from an apprenticeship. Most inmates were under the age of 18 and were sentenced to serve time in the reformatory by the Children's Court.

Information recorded includes: admission number, date of admission, name, age, height, weight, circumference of the chest, complexion, colour of hair and eyes, place of birth, previous trade or profession, where tried, name of justice, offence, date of conviction, particulars of previous convictions, name and address of parents, occupation of parent, religious denomination, date of expiration of sentence, date of discharge, and any further remarks.

The reference number used by QSA to identify the digitised item is 532416.

Prepared by: Lee Butterworth