• Archival Item

M2726 Roland Boys Home - Sheffield

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Reference Number

Quote this number to access your records: Tasmanian Archives Item Number, AA59/1/2217

Records Location

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


M2726 Roland Boys Home – Sheffield is an item within the Migrant Files series held by Tasmanian Archives. It contains information about the Roland Boys’ Home in 1951 and the application for the home to be approved to receive child migrants.


This item has been digitised and is available online


This file contains an application for the Roland Boys’ Home, in Sheffield, Tasmania, to be recognised as an approved Child Migrant Organisation, as well as correspondence regarding the application, and reports assessing the suitability of the home.

The records give a description of the home, including the facilities, the number of children the home can take in and their ages, the type of education they receive at the local school, outside activities they participate in, and holiday arrangements. They state that there are plans to expand the home to enable them to receive more children and to enable male and female siblings to be placed together.

The records include an inspection report for the home which recommends it is suitable to receive wards of the state, however no formal approval of the home as an approved Child Migrant Organisation is contained in this file.

This file does not contain information about individual children.

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