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Westbrook Farm Home

Westbrook Farm Home, 1950, courtesy of National Film and Sound Archive.

Westbrook Farm Home

This is a clip from Eventide and Westbrook Farm Home: Brisbane City Mission, a film made to promote the social and charitable work of Brisbane City Mission in 1950. The description for this clip is: "The boys at Westbrook Farm Home for Boys in Queensland's southeast sleep in open wards. The dormitories are connected to a main dining room where they gather for meals. The superintendent and his wife keep watch over the Home's inhabitants. The boys are encouraged to participate in outside sports to maintain contact with the community and are responsible for their own garden plot, from which they sell vegetables and flowers. The boys are also taught agricultural skills and dairy farming in this self-sufficient farm home."

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NFSA title number: 15573

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