[taken from the Western Australian guide Signposts]
A committee was formed to represent the citizens of Broome to manage a child care facility. Negotiations between the Department and the committee led to the establishment of Catherine House as a contract Group Home. There is a formal agreement between both parties setting out the Department's financial and social support for the child care aspect and the responsibilities of the committee, which includes promoting community involvement. (Annual Report of the Department for Community Welfare, 1976).