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Agency ID2733
TitleIndustrial School for Girls, Toowoomba
Agency TypeEducation Provider
Start Date 1/4/1881
End Date 14/10/1903
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Provided vocation-based school education.

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Agency IDTitleFromTo
107Colonial Secretary's Office 1/4/1881 6/8/1896
123Home Secretary's Office 6/8/1896 14/10/1903
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Remarks

Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1881, Vol. XXVIII, No. 50, p. 977
Queensland Government Gazette 1903, Vol. LXXXI, No. 89, p. 709
Queensland Blue Book 1890
Centenary of Care Department of Children's Services, 1979
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Legislation

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Administered Industrial and Reformatory Schools Act of 1865
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
The Industrial and Reformatory School for Girls, Toowoomba was established on 1 Apr 1881 with the appointment of a superintendent and matron under the "Industrial and Reformatory Schools Act of 1865". The School was re-named The Industrial School for Girls, Toowoomba in 1890 (circa year).

FUNCTIONS:
Under the Act, children under the age of fifteen who were unmanageable or incorrigible, or with convictions, were sent to reformatories while those from unwholesome environments were sent to industrial schools to be trained for employment.

ABOLITION:
The Industrial School for Girls, Toowoomba was discontinued and closed on 14 Oct 1903.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID2733, Industrial School for Girls, Toowoomba
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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