|Age when admitted:||3yrs|
|Date admitted:||19 Sep 1855|
|Date discharged:||9 May 1865|
|Institution(s):||Queens Orphan School|
|Discharged to:||James Belcher, New Norfolk, readmitted then returned to mother|
|Remarks:||father dead and mother destitute|
|References:||SWD6, 28, 32/1, CSD25/10/264|
Walter Whelan was born 13 Ooctober 1853
Mother - Ellen Collery
Father - John Whelan (military pensioner Guard per "Eliza") b 1805 Ireland d 7 May 1855 Tasmania
married (Margaret ) Amelia Victoria HAYDEN 27 September 1879 Oatlands Tas.
also had 2 children by Laura Maria BOND at Oatlands, Tasmania
Maria WHELAN Born and died 1878 (2 days ) Oatlands, Tasmania
Sarah Ann WHELAN born 1886 Oatlands Tasmania died 1972 Smithton Tas.
(married Henry Charles BILLINGHURST 1908 )
Walter Whelan died 23 February 1926 at 22 Kelly Street Battery Point Hobart, Tas.