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Yarra Bay House Truant School (1939 - c. 1955)

  • Yarra Bay House, Phillip Bay

    Yarra Bay House, Phillip Bay, 7 August 2007, by Bar, J, courtesy of J Bar, Wikimedia Commons.
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From
1939
To
c. 1955
Categories
Children's Home, Government-run, Home and School

Yarra Bay House Truant School was established in 1939 in Yarra Bay House, Phillip Bay. This building had been the La Perouse Training School for Girls. It was run by the Child Welfare Department as a truant school for boys. It was converted to a boys' home in the 1950s. In around 1955, Yarra Bay Boys' Home was established on the site.

Details

Location

1939 - 1955
Location - Yarra Bay House Truant School was situated at Yarra Point, Phillip Bay (La Perouse). Location: Phillip Bay

Publications

Books

  • McLean, Donald, Children In Need: An account of the administration and functions of the Child Welfare Department, New South Wales, Australia: with an examination of the principles involved in helping deprived and wayward children, Government Printer, Sydney, 1955, 173 pp. Details

Online Resources

Photos

Yarra Bay House, Phillip Bay
Title
Yarra Bay House, Phillip Bay
Type
Image
Date
7 August 2007
Creator
Bar, J
Source
J Bar, Wikimedia Commons

Details

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.

Prepared by: Naomi Parry