• Archival Series

Records relating to history of Heathfield Reformatory

To access these records

Please Contact Apollo Bay Museum:

Postal Address: PO Box 248, Apollo Bay, Vic 3233

Phone: 03 5237 7441

Email: apollobayhs@gmail.com

Website: https://www.apollobay.vic.au/community/community-groups/apollo-bay-historical-society/

Records Location

These records are held by Apollo Bay Museum.


The Apollo Bay and District Historical Society hold a small number of records containing information relating to the Heathfield Homes Reformatory School for Protestant Boys. There are no records from the Reformatory itself in this Record Series.

Access Conditions

Open Access

For access to these records please contact the Apollo Bay and District Historical Society or the Apollo Bay Museum.


The records are located in a binder titled ‘Churches – Anglican – Reformatory’.

The records relating to the Reformatory include:

  • A photograph of the Reformatory and several of the boys in residence there (c. 1905-1915)
  • A letter from the Social Welfare Department to an Apollo Bay resident detailing the general history of the reformatory (1975)
  • An article published in The Apollo Bay Community News Sheet about a former resident of the Reformatory (1987)
  • A short history of Heathfield Farm written by a local resident (2010)


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