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Organisation Point Puer (1834 - 1848)
- Care Provider, Government-run and Reformatory
Point Puer was established by Governor Arthur to accommodate boys between ten and fourteen. During the convict era, they made up ten to twenty percent of the arrivals on each ship. Point Puer was the first ever British institution designed to reform boys who had committed a criminal offence. The reform program included separation from the adult convicts, education, learning a trade, and religious instruction. Point Puer closed in 1848.
- 1834 - 1848
- Point Puer was at Opposum Bay on the Tasman Peninsula between 1834 and 1848. Location: Oppossum Bay, Tasman Peninsula
1834 - 1848 Point Puer
1848 - 1855 Cascades Probation Station
Prepared by: Caroline Evans
Created: 27 October 2011, Last modified: 9 April 2013