The Probationary Farm Home, Rydalmere was established in 1891 by the State Children's Relief Board. It was a home for boys who were defined as being too 'vicious' or 'too old' to stay at the Mittagong Cottage Homes or in the boarding out system. The Probationary Farm Home, Rydalmere was closed in 1894 and the boys were sent to the Carpentarian Reformatory.
Sources used to compile this entry: Quinn, Peter E, Unenlightened efficiency: the administration of the juvenile correction system in New South Wales 1905-1988, University of Sydney, History, 27 March 2006, http://hdl.handle.net/2123/623.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 22 November 2012, Last modified: 28 July 2015