William Thompson Masonic School
In 2012 Find and Connect staff were advised by the United Grand Lodge of the Masons NSW/ACT that all records relating to the Masonic Orphan Schools, William Thompson Masonic School and related institutions Orana, Boronia and Wybalenna were destroyed by accident in 2002, during construction works.
According to Connecting Kin, these registers recorded the following information about the children who entered the school: entrance date; name; date of birth; age; sex; religion; name of parent or guardian; address; leaving date and remarks.
Sources used to compile this entry: Thinee, Kristy and Bradford, Tracy, Connecting Kin: Guide to Records, A guide to help people separated from their families search for their records [completed in 1998], New South Wales Department of Community Services, Sydney, New South Wales, 1998, http://nma.gov.au/blogs/inside/files/2011/02/connectkin_guide1.pdf; Email communication with United Grand Lodge of NSW and ACT Freemasons, 24 February 2012.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 10 August 2011, Last modified: 21 September 2013