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Home for Boys, Riverview (1956 - 1966)

  • Front entrance to original home, Riverview

    Front entrance to original home, Riverview, 2013, by Butterworth, Lee, courtesy of Lee Butterworth.
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From
1956
To
1966
Categories
Farm School, Home and Salvation Army
Alternative Names
  • Riverview (Also known as)

The Home for Boys, Riverview, situated at 29 Riverview Road, was operated by the Salvation Army. In the 1950s it received young migrants from Britain to train in farm practices. The name changed to the Training Farm for Boys in 1966.

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In the 1950s the Salvation Army Training Home for Boys at Riverview admitted 77 boys under the child migrant scheme. Only "child migrants" over 14 years of age were accepted,on account of the type of work involved at the training farm.

In 1998, former residents of Riverview Training Farm made submissions to the Commission of Inquiry into Abuse of Children in Queensland Institutions (widely known as the Forde Inquiry). The Committee reported on incidents of unsafe, improper and illegal treatment of children in Queensland institutions, including cases of sexual, physical, emotional and systems abuse. Its findings were detailed and explicit.

In January 2014, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse commenced a public hearing into response of the Salvation Army (Eastern Territory) to child sexual abuse in children's Homes in Queensland and New South Wales, including the Riverview Training Farm. The evidence to be heard was to have a particular focus to the years 1966-1977, although the Royal Commission stated it expected to hear allegations dating back to as early as 1936.

Location

1956 - 1966
Address - Home for Boys, Riverview was situated at 29 Riverview Road, Riverview. Location: Riverview

Timeline

 1898 - 1926 Industrial School for Boys, Riverview
       1926 - 1956 Riverview Training Farm
             1956 - 1966 Home for Boys, Riverview
                   1966 - 1969 Training Farm for Boys
                         1969 - 1973 Endeavour Training Farm
                               c. 1973 - c. 1977 Hillsdale Village for Boys

Related Events

Related Glossary Terms

Publications

Books

  • Department of Families, Missing pieces: information to assist former residents of children's institutions to access records, State of Queensland, 2001. p.43. Details

Online Resources

Photos

Child migration - British youth migrants learning how to mount and ride a horse at the Salvation Army Training Farm for Boys, Riverview, Queensland.
Title
Child migration - British youth migrants learning how to mount and ride a horse at the Salvation Army Training Farm for Boys, Riverview, Queensland.
Type
Image
Date
1927
Source
National Archives of Australia

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Collage of images from the Salvation Army training farm for youths, Riverview
Title
Collage of images from the Salvation Army training farm for youths, Riverview
Type
Image
Date
c. 1935
Source
Picture Queensland, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

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Canaan Training Room, Riverview
Title
Canaan Training Room, Riverview
Type
Image
Date
1980s
Source
The Salvation Army

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Plaque unveiled at Riverview on 21st April 2007
Title
Plaque unveiled at Riverview on 21st April 2007
Type
Object
Date
2007
Publisher
Salvation Army

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Plaque on memorial plinth at Riverview
Title
Plaque on memorial plinth at Riverview
Type
Object
Date
2012
Publisher
Salvation Army

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Original buildings, Riverview
Title
Original buildings, Riverview
Type
Image
Date
2013
Creator
Butterworth, Lee
Source
Lee Butterworth

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Front entrance to original home, Riverview
Title
Front entrance to original home, Riverview
Type
Image
Date
2013
Creator
Butterworth, Lee
Source
Lee Butterworth

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Entrance to Riverview Farm
Title
Entrance to Riverview Farm
Type
Image
Date
2013
Creator
Butterworth, Lee
Source
Lee Butterworth

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Looking towards visitor residence
Title
Looking towards visitor residence
Type
Image
Date
2013
Creator
Butterworth, Lee
Source
Lee Butterworth

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Entrance drive Riverview
Title
Entrance drive Riverview
Type
Image
Date
2013
Creator
Butterworth, Lee
Source
Lee Butterworth

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Bethany, farm manger cottage Riverview
Title
Bethany, farm manger cottage Riverview
Type
Image
Date
2013
Creator
Butterworth, Lee
Source
Lee Butterworth

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Salvation Army Hall, Riverview
Title
Salvation Army Hall, Riverview
Type
Image
Date
2013
Creator
Butterworth, Lee
Source
Lee Butterworth

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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.43.; Good British Stock: Child and Youth Migration to Australia, The Salvation Army, 2013, http://guides.naa.gov.au/good-british-stock/chapter3/index.aspx.

Prepared by: Lee Butterworth