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Tasmania - Archival Item

M135 Hagley Area Farm School (1946 - 1962)

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M135 Hagley Area Farm School contains correspondence between the Tasmanian Government Tourist and Immigration Department and the School. It includes the names of child migrants.


Access Conditions

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.


The correspondence includes:

  • Queries about which boys are still at the School.
  • Individual boys, for instance, about reunification with their parents.
  • Maintenance payments from the Fairbridge Society.
  • Child Welfare Officers' reports on the progress of individual boys.
  • A newspaper clipping concerning the arrival of two Scottish boys.
  • A request to Hagley to accept girls in order to boost the School's child migrant numbers.
  • The acceptable age range of the new child migrants, which was 8 to 13.
  • Progress with building a child migrant cottage.

Prepared by: Caroline Evans