The Salesians of Don Bosco were founded in the mid 1800s by St John Bosco, an Italian educator and saint. They arrived in Australia in 1922. The Salesians are an international organisation of Catholic priests and brothers which ran Boys' Town in Glenorchy from 1946.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'A Piece of the Story': National Directory of Records of Catholic Organisations Caring for Children Separated from Families, Australian Catholic Social Welfare Commission & Australian Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes, 1999, https://cssa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/A-Piece-of-the-Story.pdf. p.94..
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 12 January 2011, Last modified: 5 August 2015