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M1283 [2] St John Bosco Boys Town

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These records are part of Migrant Files (1945 - 1982).


M1283 [2] St John Bosco Boys Town contains correspondence between Boys’ Town and the Social Services Department. The topic of the correspondence includes the extension of the school buildings to make room for British migrant boys, some limited information about the boys who were at Boys’ Town before the migrants, Commonwealth and state payments towards the support of the boys, the possibility of taking boys from countries other than Britain, the return of one boy to his mother in England, the type of boy that the authorities at Boys’ Town hoped to receive, and plans in 1958 to take a new group of migrant boys. These boys never arrived. The file names some boys.

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