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Boys at an OBI camp
Title : Boys at an OBI camp Boys at an OBI camp
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Date of creation : ca. 1903
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Description :
One of the aims of Our Boys Institute was to encourage a 'Christ-like manly character' in boys - as reported in Our boys' manuscript newspaper no. 1 (1888). Therefore, as well as Bible classes, vocational training and other courses, the Adelaide OBI had a well-equipped gymnasium and pool with instructors such as Hugo Leschen on hand. From its inception regular camps were also held in the country. From the late 1890s the OBI were given permission to camp on the Hay family estate, 'Mount Breckan' at Victor Harbor. Eventually the organisation acquired a portion of this land for use as a regular campsite.
Related names :

Hay family

Leschen, Hugo

Mount Breckan (House : Victor Harbor, S. Aust.)

Our Boys Institute (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 1903
Place : Victor Harbor (S. Aust.)
Further reading :
Maunders, David. Keeping them off the streets: a history of voluntary youth organizations in Australia, 1850-1980, Coburg, Vic.: Phillip Institute of Technology, Centre for Youth and Community Services, 1984
Our Boys' Institute (Adelaide, S. Aust.). Annual report, 1893-1902
Our Boys' Institute (Adelaide, S. Aust.) Papers relating to incorporation, 1898, D 5030 (Misc)
Our Boys' Institute magazine, [Adelaide, S. Aust.: Our Boys' Institute, 1902-1940]
Our Boys' magazine, [Adelaide, S. Aust.: Our Boys' Institute, 1897-1902]
Our Boys' manuscript newspaper, [Adelaide, S. Aust.: Our Boys' Institute, 1888-1891]
South Australian Community Recreation Association. Minutes of Board of Management of OBI, 1888-1961, SRG 184/1



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