Laroona Family Group Home was in Battery Point, an inner city suburb of Hobart.
A married woman managed Laroona Family Group Home with the assistance of her husband, who was in paid employment outside the Home. In return, they received free accommodation.
The Home provided accommodation for new wards of the state or children on remand from the courts until the Department found a more permanent placement for them. It also took in children requiring temporary accommodation and in transit between homes. Some children stayed in the home longer if they got on well with the Family Group Home Carer.
Rochebank Family Group Home is a file containing correspondence of the Social Welfare Department and its successor, the Department of Community Welfare, about Rochebank Hostel, later Rochebank Family Group Home.
Contact the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office (TAHO):
Archives Office of Tasmania, 91 Murray St, Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: (03) 6233 7488
Fax: (03) 6233 7902
25 September 2013
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/tas/TE00051
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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