Correspondence And Documents Relating To Committals [Industrial Schools Branch] were extracted from the Sobraon Entrance book, 1897-1900, in which they had been inserted. The relevant page numbers are noted in pencil on each letter and document. They are a bundle of documents that includes: letters from parents about their sons who were on the Training Ship; letters to and from police regarding boys who had absconded; letters to and from employers about boys apprenticed to them; leave of absence forms authorizing boys to be absent from the ship; apprenticeship indentures; court depositions; and warrants.
These records are open, and available for public access. To access these records please contact Museums of History NSW (State Archives).
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Nautical School-ship "Sobraon"', in State Records Authority of New South Wales website, State of New South Wales through the State Records Authority of NSW 2016, https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/agency/411; 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, https://clan.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/connectkin_guide.pdf.
Prepared by: Melissa Downing
Created: 10 August 2011, Last modified: 10 July 2023