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Orphans will live and learn
in old colonial mansion
Thirty boys who live in. an old colonial mansion between Murchison and Tatura will soon be settling down to State and high school classes in Sheppar- ton.
The boys are mostly war or- phans from England, Scotland, and Ireland.
They are the first youngsters to
enter the Presbyterian Church's new training home for migrant boys at Dhurringile, near Tatura.
They are living in a famous old station homestead, which during the war housed P.O.W. German officers.
The Rev. W. D. Marshall, Past Moderator, officially opened the home on Wednesday.
The Rev. A. G. Harrison, super- intendent of socinl services of the Presbyterian Church, said last
night that there would soon be 60 lads at Dhurringile.
Eventually 100 boys would live
at the home.
After completing primary and secondary education in Sheppar- ton the boys would be eligible for specialised farm training at Dhur- ringile.
Mr. Harrison said the Presby- terian Church hoped to link the project with the Big Brother movement in the Goulburn Valley.