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M135 Hagley Area Farm School

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Reference Number

Quote this number to access your records: Tasmanian Archives Item Number, AA59/1/109

Records Location

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


M135 Hagley Area Farm School contains correspondence between the Tasmanian Government Tourist and Immigration Department and the School. It includes the names of child migrants.

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The correspondence includes:

  • Queries about which boys are still at the School.
  • Individual boys, for instance, about reunification with their parents.
  • Maintenance payments from the Fairbridge Society.
  • Child Welfare Officers’ reports on the progress of individual boys.
  • A newspaper clipping concerning the arrival of two Scottish boys.
  • A request to Hagley to accept girls in order to boost the School’s child migrant numbers.
  • The acceptable age range of the new child migrants, which was 8 to 13.
  • Progress with building a child migrant cottage.

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