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HARRIS, Valentine of Nelson, New Zealand

Query by joolz18

Seeking further information on a Valentine Harris, born Nelson, New Zealand 1868. Deemed unmangagable by his father at age 12 and sent to Kohimarama Navel School in Auckland. Possibility left New Zealand and went to live in Australia.

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on 2013-03-31 04:00:49

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by ngairedith on 2013-03-31 06:25:38

Actually, Valentine was Ordered by the Court, in Oct 1880, to be sent to Kohimarama.

Have you tried to find when Valentine left the School
Might be easier to track if you have some dates. Although it appears that it was a very lax place and kids 'deserted' frequently anyway

Nominal Rolls, Industrial Schools 1882-1910. The rolls give a childs name, age, date of admission and arrangements. Each industrial school has its own record in the nominal roll with alphabetical listings of names. In early years these Rolls include various Orphanages and Industrial Schools:

In the years 1870-1882 children were sent to the Naval Training School and to the Kohimarama Industrial School after it was opened. Howe Street Industrial School took mainly girls to 14 years. Among other industrial schools were Door of Hope in Cook St.
Destitute Childrens Home Record Books 1870-1882 [BAAA 1954/1-2] (AK)
Admission Registers Industrial Schools 1879-1919 [BAAA 1955/1-9] (AK)
Nominal Roll, Auckland Industrial School 1902-1913 [BAAA 1956/1a-1e] (AK)
Waihi Industrial School Report Book 1916-1925 [BADB 11354/1a] (AK)

worth a look

by joolz18 on 2013-04-01 19:12:50

Him thanks, yes I'm a member of Archives NZ and they have a wealth of information. Unfortunately I have been through the rolls and there is a period missing and it just happens to be when Valentine would have arrived and a page made for him. I will certainly follow though the suggestion regarding tracking when he may have left the school, thats for the idea.

by tonkin on 2013-04-02 02:43:47

A possible death for your Valentine HARRIS born 1868.

Name: Valentine HARRIS.
Died: 1946, Parkville, Victoria.
Age: 78 years. (Born circa 1868)
Father: Not recorded.
Mother: Not recorded.
Ref: VDI #6814.

Would have been good if the informant named his parents.

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