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The Christian Brothers' Agricultural School, Tardun, Western Australia

The Christian Brothers' Agricultural School, Tardun, Western Australia, c. 1936

Title
The Christian Brothers' Agricultural School, Tardun, Western Australia
Description

'The Christian Brothers' Agricultural School Tardun Western Australia' is a digital copy of a booklet held by the Department of Communities. The booklet is undated but a handwritten note on the front cover is dated 1936. It appears to be a prospectus, written to advertise the perceived benefits of the 'Tardun Scheme' and attract donors. The 20-page booklet contains many photographs of boys and notable benefactors.

There is a detailed description of the education and training program at the Tardun Farm School, and the boys' progression from Castledare, to Clontarf and on to Tardun - including information about government subsidies and service wages.

Photographs include farm buildings and activities at Tardun, such as 'Benito Boy' (a prize stallion), the original buildings, first group of trainees at Tardun, and the dam.

There are also photographs of the Clontarf Band, manual arts room and beehives, and images of Castledare including Matron and boys, and scenes of the buildings.

Date
c. 1936
Rights
Reproduced with the kind permission of the Department of Communities, Western Australia

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