Education & Institutions
AUSTRALIA - CONVICT FELMALE FACTORIES
Convict Female Factories were developed between 1804 and 1856 for convict women. An estimated 9,000 convict women were in the 13 female factories, in the colonies of NSW and Van Diemen's Land. This spanned a period of 52 years -1804 to 1856.
AUSTRALIA - FAIRBRIDGE AND THE MOLONG COMMUNITY
Child migration from England to Australia. Thousands of parents were persuaded to sign over legal guardianship of their children to Fairbridge Farm School. Boys and girls were to be trained as “farmers and farmers’ wives”. The School depended on child labour and was later closed. Many of those children, now adults, are talking about their experiences.
AUSTRALIA - FAIRBRIDGE KIDS WESTERN AUSTRALIA
The site includes photographs and a history of the Fairbridge Farm School, Pinjarra WA. The aim is to collect information pertaining to Fairbridge Farm School and Village, Pinjarra, Perth, Western Australia and the people, so that historic information is not lost to furture generations.Walk down memory lane through reading the stories, looking at photographs, memorabilia and history.
AUSTRALIA - FIND AND CONNECT
History and information about Australian orphanages, children's homes and other institutions.
AUSTRALIA - NSW - GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS OF NSW FROM 1848
The Government schools of New South Wales from 1848 website provides valuable historical information on NSW government schools operating since 1848.
AUSTRALIA - PARRAMATTA FEMALE FACTORY PRECINCT
The history of the factory throughout the years can be found here. Parramatta Female Factory 1821-1847; Invalid and Lunatic Asylum 1847+ now Cumberland Hospital; Roman Catholic Orphan School 1844-1886; Parramatta Girls Industrial School 1886-1974, and Hay Girls Institution 1961-1974.
AUSTRALIA - SYDNEY BENEVOLENT ASYLUM
The site has a large historical indexes and admissions records of the inmates of the Sydney Benevolent Asylum for the period 1857-1900.
AUSTRALIA - SYDNEY MECHANICS SCHOOLOF ARTS
The Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts SMSA is the oldest operating School of Arts in Australia. SMSA has existed in Sydney since 1833 with the objective of the intellectual improvement of its members and the cultivation of literature, science and the arts. It continues to fulfil that original mandate today.
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND - DEHANZ
The Dictionary of Educational History in Australia and New Zealand aims to provide a range of authoritative entries about the multifaceted history of education in Australia and New Zealand, including histories of: various types of schools and schooling, teachers and teacher training, curricula and pedagogies, childhood and youth, educational purposes and policies and educational philosophies.
CANADA - BRITISH HOME CHILD GROUP INTERNATIONAL
(BHC): Between 1860s - 1970s, children aged 4-15 who were institutionalised in ‘Homes’ across the UK, were sent, to countries across the British Empire to be used as indentured farm workers and domestics. The majority of the up to 120,000 British Home children were sent to Canada between 1869 - 1939.
CANADA - HOME CHILDREN
This is a major immigrant group, especially to Ontario, because between 1869 to the early 1930s, 100.000 British, Scottish and Irish children came to Canada to work as farm labourers, or in the case of girls, as domestics, and they were called Home Children.
ENGLAND - ADOPTION SEARCH AND REUNION
This website is intended to be the first port of call for anyone thinking about searching for or making contact with birth and adopted relatives or researching an adoption that took place in the UK
ENGLAND - CHILDREN'S HOME UK
They range from orphanages, homes for those in poverty, or with special needs, through to reformatories, industrial and approved schools, training ships, and hostels. As well as details of each home's location, history etc. the site includes many maps, census listings, and hundreds of historic images of the buildings and their inmates.
ENGLAND - FORMER CHILDREN'S HOMES
The Former Children's Homes site has indexes of homes, cottages, orphanages and other children institutionsand much more in the United Kingdom.
ENGLAND - LIBRARY AND MUSEUM OF FREEMASONRY
This site contains information on Freemasonry in England. The site has a Family history section as well as archives, resources, museum and library.
ENGLAND - THE WORKHOUSE
Covers workhouses in England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland including references to poor law history, unions and acts, workhouse life, administrations and staff, buildings and also covers other establishments, children's education and migration.
WORLD - FRATERNAL ORGANISATIONS - LIST
A complete listing of all secret societies, fraternal organisations and fraternal orders with abbreviations; with slogans and mottoes. For ease in genealogy research and attributing exonumia with initials only.
WORLD - IBEW - Brass Bands
IBEW An informative website for brass bands world-wide. It has the world’s most comprehensive collection of links to Brass Bands websites, histories, pictures, organisations.