Colonial Secretary's Office, State of Western Australia
A departmental inquiry into allegations of starvation at the Swan Boys' Orphanage was established by the Colonial Secretary in April 1911 and was concluded by May 1911. The inquiry, conducted by the Under-Secretary of the Colonial Secretary's Department, Mr FD North, found the allegations of insufficient feeding were 'entirely unsubstantiated'.
A departmental inquiry into allegations of starvation at the Swan Boys' Orphanage was conducted by the Under-Secretary of the Colonial Secretary's Department in April-May 1911. When the allegations were found to be unsubstantiated, the Colonial Secretary, as the responsible Minister, sent his regrets to the Anglican Orphanages Committee for the 'inconvenience and annoyance' caused by the Inquiry.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Swan Boys' Orphanage', The Daily News, 20 May 1911, p. 5, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article80206817; 'The Swan Orphanage [North Inquiry]', The Daily News, 26 April 1911, p. 3, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article81746128; 'Swan Orphanage Management', Kalgoorlie Miner, 27 May 1911, p. 8, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article90992304.
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Created: 22 November 2013, Last modified: 18 December 2013