The Farm Home for Boys, Narara, was established by the Child Welfare Department near Gosford. It was an annexe of Gosford Training School. In 1934, boys at the Farm Home for Boys, Narara were transferred back to Gosford Training School.
The Farm Home for Boys, Narara, was located 16 kilometres from Gosford at Narara on the former Forestry Training School site.
Boys were engaged in land clearing and vegetable cultivation for Gosford and Sydney children's homes. Some worked timber for the Forestry Commission. In 1934 boys were transferred back to Gosford and Narara became a state ward institution.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Mount Penang Juvenile Justice Centre', 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/486.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 23 May 2013, Last modified: 30 August 2013