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Now you can develop your own ideas. The National Archives holds the records of other Victorian child prisoners. The links on this page give you access to documents relating to another boy, Timothy Buckley.

Timothy was convicted at the age of 12 for running away from an Industrial School. His charge sheet shows that his punishment was one month’s hard labour followed by four years in a Reformatory School.

Use these documents to learn about Timothy. Write your own story or create your own play.

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