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Series ID541
Previous System LocationQS64/1 BOXES 3 & 9; SRS541
TitleInvestigation Files [Westbrook Training Centre]
Parent Series
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Start Date 23/5/1971
End Date 28/4/1994
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Abstract

Created by the Departments responsible for Industrial Schools to record investigations into incidents at Westbrook Youth Centre undertaken between 1971 and 1994

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Items Total Items: 17
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System of Arrangement Refer to consignment lists for item numbers. Please note that the papers contained in Consignment 1 item 8 (ie. Peel's letter to the Minister for Health and a summary of his findings) are the original versions of papers which appear at the start of Consignment 3 item 1.
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Agency IDTitleFromTo
1973Department of Children's Services 23/5/1971 9/6/1987
428Department of Family and Youth Services 9/6/1987 14/12/1987
9719Department of Family Services (II) 14/12/1987 7/12/1989
2568Department of Family Services and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs 7/12/1989 28/4/1994
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Access Category100 Years
Access ProcedurePermission to access restricted material by RTI
Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 11840
Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women
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Series IDTitleRelationship
995Commission of Inquiry ExhibitsRelated inquiries
1000Commission of Inquiry Papers and ReportsRelated inquiries
1001Commission of Inquiry Transcripts of ProceedingsRelated inquiries
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Information Sources

Order in Council 3 June 1971, Queensland Government Gazette 1971, Vol. CCXXXVII, No. 51, p. 806
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Description

These are files created by the Departments responsible for Industrial Schools (eg. Children's Services and its successor agencies) and includes depositions, reports, recommendations, inter-departmental correspondence and other papers relating to various investigations into incidents at Westbrook Youth Centre (previously known as Westbrook Training Centre). The investigations, which were undertaken between 1971 and 1994 in relation to separate incidents, were the co-operative effort of the Queensland Police, the Department of Children's Services (and its successor agencies), Westbrook and various other agencies responsible for child welfare.

The 1971 Commission of Inquiry, established by an Order in Council dated 3 June 1971, had a broad mandate to investigate the administration of, and allegations of misconduct laid against, the Westbrook Training Centre. The Chairman of the Inquiry was Mr P.D Peel, SM.

As a result of the 1994 investigations, Westbrook Youth Centre was closed.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 541, Investigation Files [Westbrook Training Centre]
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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