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The 'John Murray' Training Ship (1910 - 1918)

  • John Murray Training Ship

    John Murray Training Ship, 1886?
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From
1910
To
1918
Categories
Government-run, Home and Reformatory

The Victorian Government commissioned the John Murray Training Ship for formative training purposes for juvenile offenders from 1910 until 1918. It aimed to train seamen for the navy and merchant navy. It ceased operations in controversial circumstances in 1918.

Details

The barque Loch Ryan was purchased in 1909, converted for training purposes at Williamstown and renamed John Murray. James Boyd MLA for Melbourne initiated the project, but it attracted controversy over the reported treatment of the trainees. A total of 411 boys underwent training, but fewer than 20 per cent qualified to join other ships.

Location

1910 - 1918
Location - The John Murray was anchored off Williamstown. Location: Williamstown

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John Murray Training Ship
Title
John Murray Training Ship
Type
Image
Date
1886?

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: 'John Murray Training Ship', in Care Leavers Australia Network (CLAN), http://www.clan.org.au/homes/all/allbyletter/?s=john-murray-training-ship.

Prepared by: Rosemary Francis