Reformatory School for Boys, Lytton, Diamantina Reformatory School for Boys, Westbrook Reformatory for Boys and Farm Home for Boys, Westbrook
The General Correspondence, Series ID 998, relates to the Reformatory School for Boys, Lytton, Diamantina Reformatory School for Boys, Westbrook Reformatory for Boys and Farm Home for Boys, Westbrook. The series comprises of correspondence received by the Superintendent (previously referred to as the Sub-Inspector) of the reformatory at Westbrook.
Access to some of these records is restricted to protect personal privacy
Subject matter in the General Correspondence includes: the appointment or transfer of Water Police attached to the reformatory (during the period when the reformatory was located aboard the Hulk "Proserpine"), arrangements for official guests, transfer of boys to orphanages, and requisitions.
Researchers should note that correspondence in this series relating to the hiring-out of boys from the Reformatory does not relate to specific boys, but rather to requests received from members of the public (some as far away as Longreach) for boys suitable for employment. Most requests came from farmers.
Prepared by: Lee Butterworth
Created: 14 March 2013, Last modified: 3 December 2014