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M903 [3] Big Brother Movement of Tasmania

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Please contact Research Enquiries, Tasmanian Archives:

Postal address: 91 Murray St, Hobart TAS 7000

Phone: (03) 6165 5538 or (03) 6165 5541

Website: https://libraries.tas.gov.au/get-help/help-with-research-and-finding-information/

Reference Number

Quote this number to access your records: Tasmanian Archives Item Number, AA59/1/822

Records Location

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


M903 [3] Big Brother Movement of Tasmania contains correspondence between the Big Brother Movement, the Social Services Department and its successor, the Social Welfare Department, and the Tasmanian Government Tourist and Immigration Department. It provides information about the formation of the Big Brother Movement in Tasmania and some of its early difficulties. The file contains the names of boys who migrated to Tasmania under the scheme. It also contains newspaper clippings, many of which include photographs of the boys.

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Although the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office dates this file from 1955 to 1969, the records they contain were created in 1951.

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