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Industrial School, Yarrabah Mission Station (1900 - 1960?)

  • View of Yarrabah Mission, 1924

    View of Yarrabah Mission, 1924, courtesy of Picture Queensland, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.
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From
1900
To
1960?
Categories
Anglican, Home, Industrial School and Protestant

The Industrial School, at Yarrabah Mission Station, was operated by the Anglican Church. In 1900, the Yarrabah Mission was declared an industrial school, and it received 'neglected children' from around Queensland from this date. The closing date of the Industrial School is not known. The Queensland government assumed control of Yarrabah Mission in 1960.

Details

The Industrial School was licensed under the State Children Act 1911 on 2 April 1914.

Records

According to the Missing Pieces publication (2001), no records in relation to this Industrial School have been located.

Location

1914 - 1960
Location - The Industrial School, Yarrabah Mission Station, was situated at Yarrabah. Location: Yarrabah

Publications

Books

  • Denigan, Kathleen Mary, Reflections in Yarrabah, Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council, Yarrabah, Queensland, 2008, 70 pp. Details
  • Department of Families, Missing pieces: information to assist former residents of children's institutions to access records, State of Queensland, 2001. p.56. Details

Online Resources

Photos

View of Yarrabah Mission, 1924
Title
View of Yarrabah Mission, 1924
Type
Image
Date
1924
Source
Picture Queensland, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Department of Families, Missing pieces: information to assist former residents of children's institutions to access records, State of Queensland, 2001. p.56.; A History of Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council, Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council, http://yarrabah.qld.gov.au/council/council-history/.

Prepared by: Rosemary Francis