Sewing class at the Home Training Centre Cherbourg 1969

1965 — The Domestic Science Building is renamed the Home Training Centre and the facilities are upgraded. The Home Training Centre provides 12 months intensive training for girls in all aspects of domestic work including work as servants off the settlement.

Lena (Sullivan) Jacobs, unknown, Viola Sheridan?, Marilyn Bond, unknown. (left to right)


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