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Series ID550
Previous System LocationTR1969 ITEM 8; SRS550
TitleDischarge Register
Parent Series
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Start Date 14/3/1872
End Date 6/9/1916
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Record of boys who served time in the industrial and reformatory school, after which they were released

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Departmental Numbers1 - 305
System of Arrangement Entries are recorded chronologically by date of discharge, but were also assigned a sequential control number. These numbers appear to end in 1886, though the entries continue until 1906.
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Agency IDTitleFromTo
11370Reformatory School for Boys - Hulk 'Proserpine' 14/3/1872 16/2/1881
11371Reformatory School for Boys, Lytton 16/2/1881 1/10/1899
11372Diamantina Reformatory School for Boys 1/10/1899 5/5/1900
11373Westbrook Reformatory for Boys 5/5/1900 6/9/1916
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Access Category100 Years
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Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 8620
Justice and Attorney General's Department II
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Related Series

Series IDTitleRelationship
986Admission Registers
19337Case FilesRelated
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This series provides a record of the boys who served time in the industrial and reformatory school. In most instances, neglected and convicted boys under the age of 18 were admitted for a certain period of time, after which they were released. In some cases, boys were transferred to an orphanage before their sentence had expired. Information recorded upon their discharge from the school include; number, date of discharge, name, age, height, weight and circumference of chest of each boy, by what authority discharged, in case of death, cause of death and initials of medical officer, conduct whilst on board (NB: the reformatory was originally the former prison hulk for men, "Proserpine"), and any further remarks.

Note: Some of the boys transferred from the reformatory later appear in the official records of the Brisbane orphanage for boys. The date and circumstances of each boy's admission to the Reformatory is recorded in SRS986 Admission Register.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 550, Discharge Register
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