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Queensland - Organisation

Endeavour Training Farm (1969 - 1973)

  • Canaan Training Room, Riverview

    Canaan Training Room, Riverview, 1980s, courtesy of The Salvation Army.
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From
1969
To
1973
Categories
Home, Salvation Army and Youth Training Centre
Alternative Names
  • Riverview (Also known as)

The Endeavour Training Farm, situated at Riverview was operated by the Salvation Army. It was previously known as the Training Farm for Boys. Due to a move towards cottage home models of care, Endeavour Training Farm ceased to operate in 1973. The boys were moved to Hillsdale Village for Boys at Mulgowie.

Details

In 1998, former residents of Endeavour 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 Endeavour Training Farm (Riverview). The evidence to be heard was to have a particular focus to the years 1966-1977.

Location

1969 - 1973
Address - Endeavour Training Farm 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

Publications

Books

  • Cleland, Sharon, Caring for the children : a history of institutional care provided by The Salvation Army for Australian children and youth (1893-1995), Salvation Army, Australian Eastern Territory, Sydney, August 2012. Details
  • 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

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

Details

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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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

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Cleland, Sharon, Caring for the Children: A history of institutional care provided by The Salvation Army for Australian children and youth (1893-1995), Salvation Army, August 2012, https://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/sites/default/files/IND.R-001331.PS.0057_R.pdf; Department of Families, Missing pieces: information to assist former residents of children's institutions to access records, State of Queensland, 2001. p.43..

Prepared by: Lee Butterworth