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Queensland - Archival Series

Correspondence Register (Neglected Children) (1894 - 1895)

24 February 1894
2 July 1895
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The Correspondence Register (Neglected Children) contains correspondence relating to matters regarding the fate of neglected children brought to the Brisbane Watchhouse between February 1894 and July 1895. The letters discuss the circumstances surrounding the child's 'neglect' (family background, mother or father's character, etc.) and the action that was taken (eg the child was admitted to a reformatory, or sent home etc).


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This record is on open access and is available for viewing by the general public.


The records in this series contain information about 'neglected children's' circumstances and placements in children's institutions.

The register contains a list of neglected children brought before the Brisbane Watchhouse for the month of April 1894. The list records the name and fate of each child.

According to the website of the Queensland State Archives, 'the children mentioned in the correspondence contained in this register may also appear in the records of the various orphanages (eg. Diamantina, St. Vincent's, Nudgee, etc.), Industrial and Reformatory Schools, and of the Salvation Army; all of whom dealt with neglected children in this period'.

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Prepared by: Lee Butterworth