Burnham Industrial School

This institution was opened by the Government in 1874 in order to provide both for the welfare of destitute and neglected children, and also for the reformation of criminal children. Those destitute were often boarded out to foster parents, in order that they be provided with a home environment, whilst others were taken into service. In 1901, the institution became purely a reformatory, and many non-delinquent children who had been housed there were sent on to Caversham Industrial School, Dunedin.