The Hay Institution for Girls was proclaimed when you look at the old Hay Gaol on 28th July 1961 as being a ‘school for the reception, detention, upkeep, discipline, training and training of kiddies and young people focused on such organization to be referred to as organization for females, Hay’. Its establishment arrived after a few riots which had taken place during the Parramatta Girls Home in very early 1961. Girls sent from Hay from Parramatta had been considered ‘incorrigible’.
The girls that are first transmitted from Parramatta in September 1961. Transfers took place at night with girls escorted by officers regarding the train that is long to Narrandera, then put in a lockup van. Girls had been often sedated with largactil or valium throughout the journey. On arrival these were given with institutional clothing, had their locks cropped brief and had been locked in a ‘scrubbing’ cell, often for a time period of 10 times. Following this these people were positioned in another cellular, called ‘cabins’, for the remaining of the stay. Each cellular had been furnished with just one bad, slim mattress, a blanket, sheets, pillow, Bible and per night can.
Discipline at Hay was brutal, with girls’ every movement, word and action managed and directed by officers. The routine that is daily designed to humiliate and get a handle on. All interaction took place via a reporting procedure, where girls stayed quiet, standing six foot apart, with ‘eyes into the floor’. Girls had no privacy and failed to get visitors, schooling or mail.
Education and training amounting to labour that is hard smashing concrete paths; digging; scrubbing; hand sewing leather, along with other repeated tasks, interspersed with real workouts referred to as ‘practices’.
Parragirls founder Bonney Djuric stated in 2012:
‘Hay had been designed to break a lady’s nature and for many it did – making numerous with serious post traumatic anxiety disorder along with other real and psychological state issues.’
Hay Girls organization shut on 30th June 1974, because of community issues in regards to the remedy for girls and after protests by leaders of Sydney ladies’ motion.
Hay’s presence ended up being just exactly what ABC television journalist Sharon O’Neill has referred to as a state key, recognized to not many until 2004, whenever inmate that is former Green gone back to your website together with the ABC. The reunion that is first of Hay Girls organization occurred in the 3- 4 March 2007 of which time a memorial plaque using the terms ‘Let no kid walk this course once again’ had been positioned in the causes.
Records of Hay Institution are part of Parramatta Training School for females records.