|Mother's ship:||Elizabeth & Henry|
|Age when admitted:||4yrs|
|Date admitted:||25 Jun 1858|
|Date discharged:||8 May 1861|
|Institution(s):||Queens Orphan School|
|Discharged to:||mother, now free|
|References:||SWD6, 28, CSD1/129/4705|
Transcribe of CSD1/1/129 - 4705 held at the Hobart History Room
I hope you will pardon me for trespassing on your attention for the third time, requesting the admission of Thomas Gallagher 5 years old into the orphan school.
In my application of the 5th instant, I stated the circumstances of this boy again after the lapse of 10 days. I had the honor of again requesting his admission, then stating, that the child was not only exposed to the lowest and most depraved family, but was actually wanting of his daily bread. I also urged the necessity of admitting another child, John Robinson on my letter of the same date, and received and answer in reply, that "the admission" of John Robinson was granted and "that necessary instructions were forwarded", but no allusion was made to case of Thomas Gallagher.
I therefor request that his wretched state be taken into consideration and his admission into the Orphan School granted, and thereby be .... from those abodes of ....and misery where he is at present obliged to reside. I have the Honor to be Your Obedient Servant Chas Woods Chaplain
Thomas and John can be seen in the infant school record as being transferred to the male boys school within a few weeks of one another.
Poor Thomas, what did he go back to and what happened to him?