Archives behind the scenes – Protestant (Male) Orphan School

This is another episode focusing on archival estrays: records that have strayed from official custody at some stage during their life but that are now back in the State Archives Collection.

This volume is an admission register from the Protestant Male Orphan School dating from 1850 to 1886 at the time when the school was based at Parramatta. It contains details of over 1000 boys, the youngest of whom was around one year of age. And each entry in this register has a fascinating story behind it.

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