I am researching scouting that operated in the Old Castlemaine Reformatory prison I am looking for a Horrie Lowe who was the Scout master I am trying to establish if he was a prison officer in this prison or what his job was during this period :: FamilyTreeCircles.com Genealogy
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I am researching scouting that operated in the Old Castlemaine Reformatory prison I am looking for a Horrie Lowe who was the Scout master I am trying to establish if he was a prison officer in this prison or what his job was during this period

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on 2021-03-08 02:31:14

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by markav on 2021-03-08 07:34:59

Hi found a Horace lowe living in reformatory quarters, Castlemaine, and a teacher. He was living there with a Lily Louise Lowe, in 1937. Place given as Ballarat, Castlemaine, Victoria . Could this be him?

by markav on 2021-03-08 07:51:39

Also in 1942 they are both living in the same area but are now living in the Benevolent Home and he is a Secretary. Both were from England and married in 1918 Camberwell in Surrey, they had 2 sons, Horrace worked for the Goverment . Also photos

by markav on 2021-03-08 08:14:40

you may already have this. newspaper article 10th June 1936
CASTLEMAINE.
The Castlemaine citizens have added
to the general interest in the inmates
of the reformatory prison by an experi-
ment in scouting. A Rover circle has
been established, and 47 out of 72 pos-
sible members have Joined In. At a
meeting of the Rotarv Club Mr. H. Lowe,
one of the prison staff, made on appeal
to Rotarians to assist, tho work, and
several leading members have agreed to
Join a roster to provide talks and other
evening diversions for the youths. The
superintendent (Mr. W. T. Harper) has
reported that the movement has already
had a good influence over the boys.
There is a better feeling apparent, and
even In appearance some of the weaker
boys have greatly improved.

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