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McOwan Boys' Training Farm (c. 1953 - ?)

From
c. 1953
Categories
Farm School, Home, Presbyterian and Protestant
Alternative Names
  • McOwan Rural Training Centre (Also known as)

The McOwan Boys' Training Farm, run by the Presbyterian Church, was established at Yarra Junction in around 1953 and officially opened in 1956. The Farm was for boys between the ages of 14 and 18.

Details

The McOwan Boys' Training Farm, run by the Presbyterian Church, was situated in Yarra Junction. The Farm was for boys between the ages of 14 and 18. The property was donated to the Church in 1948 by the late Francis McOwan. The farm had frontages to the Little Yarra River and the Powelltown Road. In 1953, the appointment of the farm's superintendent-manager, Mr L. McLean of Drouin, was announced in The Argus newspaper. The article also stated that the training farm was to be run on the 'cottage system'. In April 1956 it was reported in The Argus that the McOwan Rural Training Centre (as it was also known) was to be officially opened.

Location

1953 - ?
Location - The McOwan Boys' Training Farm was located at Yarra Junction. Location: Yarra Junction

Publications

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Farm given to church, The Argus, 13 November 1948, 20 pp, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22697557; Church to run boys' farm, The Argus, 26 September 1953, 4 pp, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23303404.

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill