Vernon nautical training ship

The first nautical training school, on a ship moored in Sydney Harbour, which aimed to rehabilitate and train juvenile offenders.

Milestone
Formed
1867
Position
1873 - 1896
Property
Occupied
1867 - 1892
Type

Vernon nautical training ship

CC BY-SA 2.0
,
2008

An industrial training school for destitute children founded on a ship, the Vernon, and its successor Sobraon, was designed to protect and look after wayward boys, as well as giving them useful training.