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Extract from the minutes of the Management Committee of the Girls Industrial School, June 1862 - March 1869

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Girls Industrial School, Hobart, (1862) Extract from the minutes of the Management Committee of the Girls Industrial School, June 1862 - March 1869. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Extract from the minutes of the Management Committee of the Girls Industrial School, June 1862 - December 1869. The collection of minutes comprises eleven quarto volumes of minutes of the Management Committee ranging from 1862 until 1945. The School was founded in June 1862, originally as the Hobart Town Female Refuge to provide a home for neglected girls and train them in washing, sewing and domestic work. It was managed by a committee of ladies elected by subscribers, usually under the patronage of the Governor’s wife, but five gentlemen were elected as governors and formed an advisory committee. The School took 30 to 40 girls, usually between 6 and 14, but occasionally younger, and the committee liked to keep them beyond their committal period until they were 16 and trained for service, unless there were suitable relatives. These records are the committee records only. There are no personal records of the girls or their background or committal orders. The minutes of the monthly committee meetings dealt with bills, expenses, staff matters and the welfare of the children, and note briefly admissions and decisions on discharge of girls to service or to relatives, if any. From Private Deposit G3/1-1

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Tasmania, van diemens land, social history, history, colony, colonial, Australia, indexes, University of Tasmania, Library, private deposits, archives, Collections, catalogue, Special, index, Girls Industrial School, Management Committee
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Collections: Other Special Collections
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Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2014 03:38
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 05:03
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