Mittagong Training School

Location

Mittagong NSW
Australia

Provider: NSW Government

Year Opened: TBA

Year Closed: TBA

The Principal of the school was Mr Pye and their school motto was:

Good, Better, Best
Never Let It Rest.
Unit Your Good is Better,
And Better, Best.

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CLAN library books (where this Home is mentioned)

N 166

Abandoned at birth, George Lee’s childhood in England in the 50s was a roller coaster of extremes; at times loved and nurtured; at others, beaten and cruelly abused. Brought to Australia at the age of twelve, George escaped from the tyranny of life at home only to find that life on the streets had its own dangers. George began years of life as a state ward in both NSW and Victoria. In Victoria he was mostly treated fairly, humanely and even with compassion. In NSW, by stark contrast, George experienced inhumane, tough and often extremely brutal and abusive treatment. Fight or flight was George’s usual response to cruelty. Escaping, or going dingo was occasionally exciting and fun, but each brief taste of freedom cost him dearly. George is a good storyteller. Every experience comes to life. Happy times with good, caring people temper his painful memories of mental, physical and sexual abuse at the hands of people whose actions beggar belief. This true story elicits many strong emotions. It is compelling reading.

NT 7

This book includes a biography of an Aboriginal artist, Reggie Sultan, from his delinquent childhood to successful artist. It also explains the meaning behind the motifs in Central Australian Aboriginal art.


N 161