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Agency ID6459
TitleWilson Youth Hospital School
Agency TypeEducation Provider
Start Date 22/7/1879
End Date Circa 31/12/1968
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Provides hospital-based education.

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Series

Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
32Department of Public Instruction 22/7/1879 12/8/1957
404Department of Education 12/8/1957 31/12/1968
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Related Agencies

Agency IDTitleRelationship
11372Diamantina Reformatory School for BoysAttended by school-aged boys
11374Farm Home for Boys, WestbrookAttended by school-aged boys
11370Reformatory School for Boys - Hulk 'Proserpine'Attended by school-aged boys
11371Reformatory School for Boys, LyttonAttended by achool-aged boys
11373Westbrook Reformatory for BoysAttended by school-aged boys
11375Westbrook Training CentreAttended by school-aged boys
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Remarks

Information Sources

Public Instruction Department Annual Report 1879, Votes and Proceedings, 1880, Vol. 2, pp. 204-205 & p. 221
Public Instruction Department Annual Report 1880, Votes and Proceedings, 1881, Vol. 2, p. 23
Public Instruction Department Annual Report 1881, Votes and Proceedings, 1882, Vol. 2, p. 536
Public Instruction Department Annual Report 1898, Votes and Proceedings, 1899, Vol. 1, p. 1027
Public Instruction Department Annual Report 1900, Votes and Proceedings, 1901, Vol. 1, p. 1113
Public Instruction Department Annual Report 1919, Votes and Proceedings, 1919 - 1920, Vol. 2, p. 417
Public Instruction Department Annual Report 1920, Votes and Proceedings 1920, 1880, p. 906
State Children's Department Annual Report 1962, Queensland Parliamentary Papers, 1962, p. 1358
Education Department, Queensland State School Closures: 1947 - 1996, p.15
Education Department, Statistical Returns Furnished by Head Teachers of Provisional and State Schools, EDU/AB367 (date of opening recorded in 1961 - returns as 5 July 1961. Last returns for Westbrook Farm Home State School submitted 30 June 1961).
Education Department, Queensland State School Closures: 1947 - 1996, p. 24
Education Department Annual Report 1961, Queensland Parliamentary Papers, 1962, p. 576
Education Department Annual Report 1962, Queensland Parliamentary Papers 1963-1964, p. 639
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Legislation

Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered State Education Acts & Amendment Acts 1875-1957
Education Acts & Amendments Acts 1964-1988
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Description
Prior to the appointment of a qualified teacher paid by the Public Instruction Department on 22 July 1879, boys on board the floating Reformatory for Boys - Hulk "Proserpine" received instruction from the reformatory 's Sub-Inspector (ie. from 1871 to 1879). During the period from 1879 to 1880 the Department referred to the school in official reports to Parliament as the Hulk "Proserpine" school - with neither Provisional nor a State School in its title.

From 1881 to 1897, the name of the school was officially recorded as Lytton Stockade - probably due to its close proximity to Fort Lytton, a coastal garrison built around 1880. For a short period (between 1898 and 1899) the Department referred to the school as Lytton Reformatory school. The annual returns of the Head Teacher also use this title. From 1900 ( up to 1919) official records use the title Westbrook Reformatory school - to reflect the Reformatory's move from Lytton to Westbrook.

In 1920 the school (still, it seems, not officially a State School) changed its name to Westbrook Farm Home school at the same time that the Reformatory also changed its name to Westbrook Farm Home for Boys.

The school underwent another name change on 5 July 1961 when all primary school aged boys were transferred from Westbrook to the newly opened Wilson Youth Hospital. When the school closed in 1968, the official name of the school was still Wilson Youth Hospital school (although it was classed as a special school for statistical purposes in Annual Reports of the Education Department).

From 1962, any boy over the age of 12 (the official leaving age) who remained at Westbrook and who wished to continue his formal education could do so by correspondence assisted by two teachers visiting Westbrook from Toowoomba weekly.

Note: Researchers should not confuse this school (No. 367) with the Westbrook State School (No. 1204) or the Lytton State School (No. 221), neither of which had any association with the Reformatory.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID6459, Wilson Youth Hospital School
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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