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Orphan Number: 1976
Orphan: Thomas GALLAGHER
Mother:WILSON, Ann
Mother's ship:Elizabeth & Henry
Father's ship:
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

This orphan has been claimed by: Deb Robinson

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.

SWD28 Thomas discharged to his mother Ann Wilson.

Poor Thomas, what did he go back to and what happened to him?

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