Report of the Bradwall Reformatory School 1860 by George William Latham.

There were 49 boys resident at the beginning of the year. During the year 20 fresh boys were admitted and 11 discharged. There were, therefore, 58 boys at the end of the year.

Of the 11 boys discharged, four were sent to Adelaide, three were placed in service, one was taken by his friends, one was transferred to another school, and two absconded and were not recovered.

Of the 54 boys discharged between 1855 and 1859, twelve were apprenticed or sent to service, three were placed under care of friends, nineteen emigrated, two enlisted, two entered the navy, eleven absconded, three were discharged as too old, and two were discharged due to disease. Of these 54, nine were subsequently reconvicted.

The School’s costs included the cost of an outfit when boys left, the cost of emigration, and apprentice fees.


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