Access to some of these records is restricted to protect personal privacy
[Taken from the Queensland State Archive website]
A case file may include any of the following: Complaint and Summons, Warrant for Detention, Queensland Police Inventory of Property, Orders of Committal, Orders Under the State Children Act, Westbrook admission cards, summary of school results, misconduct records, letter of discharge, and official and personal correspondence.
Boys who were convicted or deemed neglected by the Children's Court were sent to the reformatory at Westbrook, usually until they attained the age of 18 years. The reformatory was known over time as the Lytton, Diamantina and Westbrook Reformatory School for Boys, and then the Farm Home for Boys, Westbrook.
Please note: It appears that contents of some older files were disposed of and the folders reused for later case files, as names and previous admission numbers and dates are crossed out on the inside cover of many of the files.
We do not currently have any records linked to this organisation, but records may exist. The Find & Connect Support Service can help people who lived in orphanages and children's institutions look for their records.
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The Find & Connect Support Service can help people who lived in orphanages and children's institutions look for their records.
13 May 2022
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/qld/QE00541
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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