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From: Joanne & Ron Flack <bellbird(a)bigpond.com.au>
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2002 11:49 AM
Subject: Re: [PJ] School of Industry - Home for Girls - Parramatta
d. Industrial School for Girls, 1867+
(Newcastle, 1867—71; Biloela, 1871—87; Parramatta. 1887+)
This institution was established in Newcastle in 1867, transferred to
Biloela (Cockatoo Island) in 1871, and finally to Parramatta in 1887. As
major records were "carried forward" with each move, they have been listed
under the one heading for convenience.
1. Registers of warrants received, August 1867—1942, CGS 14722
These registers record the name of each child, her age, education and
religion; the names of her parents and of the Bench she was sentenced at.
Records less than 70 years old are Closed to Public Access (CPA)
2. Daily admission and discharge registers, September 1897—October 1942,
These volumes note the number of girls present in school for each day with
details of any alterations, such as what court or home new girls came from,
and to whom old girls were discharged or apprenticed; the day and date of
such alterations: and the authority by which they were made.
13 Sep 1897—16 Jul 1908
1 Jul 1908—31 Dec 1928
Jan 1929—Oct 1942
Closed to Public Access (CPA)
3. Admission, discharge and after career register, 1897—1925, CGS 14730
4. Admission and discharge register, 1941—43, CGS 14731
5. Register of Committals, 1906—18, CGS 14724
This register records the name of child, age at date of committal, date of
committal, offence, name of parent or guardian, character of parents and
home surroundings, maintenance orders and remarks. The volume also includes
a list of girls as on 1 January 1918.
6. Discharge register, 1869—70, 1876—99, CGS 14723
7. Registers of apprenticeships, November 1895—October 1904
(5/4842), 1905—10 (5/4843), CGS 14739
These volumes are arranged by name of girl, showing to whom apprenticed;
wages to be paid into the Savings Bank; dates of - leaving institution,
expiry of indentures and advice re money in Bank; amount of wages actually
paid; and remarks concerning behaviour etc.
8. Reports on conditional discharges, 1908—25, CGS 14732
These are summaries of reports received from local authorities, from the
girls themselves and their guardians on their behaviour.
9. Copies of letters sent by the Superintendent, 1868—71. 1874—78,
1892—96,1899—1909, CGS 14717
This series contains letters to the Principal Under Secretary. Chief
Secretary's Office. Sydney. They are either weekly reports on the girls'
health, behaviour and number: or reports on particular people or events,
such as a girl about to be apprenticed or an outbreak of some disease.
21 September 1870, letters to other officials and to private citizens are
recorded. These range from furniture requisitions to complaints about the
treatment of apprentices. At the front of Vol. 6 is a series of letters of
advice to girls apprenticed out, an innovation of Superintendent Dryhurst.
19 Dec 1868—25 Oct 1871
20 May 1874—11 Dec 1878
8 Jun 1888—31 Jul 1890
5 Aug 1892—3 Oct 1895
3 Oct 1895—11 Dec 1896
15 Feb 1899—16 Feb 1909
Joanne at Wyee
From: Margaret Szalay <mszalay(a)bigpond.net.au>
Sunday, March 31, 2002 10:58 AM
Subject: RE: [PJ] School of Industry - Home for Girls - Petersham