Our Information

The information available to the Dreadnought Association comes from a variety of sources.


There are two major sources –

The first is a 1980’s research project into the Scheme, led by Professor Geoffrey Sherington, at Sydney University.

The second is the recently digitised microfilm of Trust registers, held as CY1165 in the State Library of NSW. The latter mainly focus on payments made under the Scheme, and appear to be transcribed from other Trust documents. The registers of names for the first and last boys arriving in the first wave (up to World War 1) are missing.

Other records are from documents produced by Experimental Farms at Glen Innes and Grafton, as well as those copied directly from the original farm registers held at Wollongbar.


Many stories, or content for them, come from the original Dreadnought Boys. Stories have also come from families of the boys.

The Association has researched other individual stories, usually with the assistance of family or someone who knew the boy involved.


The information includes material provided by third parties. The Association has taken all reasonable steps to establish that it is correct. However before using the information, researchers should make their own checks on its validity.

For further information please now contact
                                The Alstonville Plateau Historical Society,
                                    PO Box 65 Alstonville NSW 2477
                                          www.aphsmuseum.org.au     (Email:   info@aphsmuseum.org.au)