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Tasmania - Archival Item

M1283 [1] St John Bosco Boys Town (1953 - 1962)

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M1283 [1] St John Bosco Boys Town contains correspondence between Boys' Town and the Social Services Department. The correspondence is about psychological testing of boys, with their names, the lack of feminine influence at Boys' Town and attempts to improve it, and Fathers Coles' application to send some boys to West Australia. The file also shows that one boy returned to his mother in England.


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Closed C50 years
C50 means that, except to particular groups, these records are closed to the general public for 50 years from the date of the last entry. Usually people wishing to access them should contact the Department of Premier and Cabinet. However, since these records are more than 50 years old, they may be open so that it is best to contact the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office first. Staff at the Office may also be able to assist you in finding other relevant records.

Prepared by: Caroline Evans