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The Orphans

1924 – 1931

The following pages are the complete list of the names of trainee boys and girls brought to New Zealand from Great Britain by the New Zealand Sheepowners’ Acknowledgment of Debt to British Seamen Fund from 1924 to 1931. A number of “Home towns” are also listed beside to illustrate the wide geographic range from which the trainees were selected and to help locate family and descendants.

Search through the draft intakes

The draft intakes were 1924 – 1931 and consisted of intakes of both boys to Flockhouse and Girls to the Shalimah complex. Search for the family name below.


Please note: Our original sources may have spelling mistakes, so if nothing comes up please scan through the individual draft lists.