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Organisation Murray Dwyer Boys' Home (1933 - 1969)
- Care Provider, Catholic and Children's Home
- Alternative Names
- Mayfield Home (alternate title)
- Murray Dwyer Memorial Orphanage (also referred to as)
[Taken from the New South Wales publication Connecting Kin: Guide to Records]
Murray Dwyer Boys' Home was established in 1933 by the Diocese of Maitland (now Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle) in the Hunter Valley Region of NSW and conducted by the Daughters of Charity. It cared for boys between the ages of 6 and 16 years including 100 child migrant boys from the United Kingdom who were settled in Australia. The Home was evacuated to a section of Bishop Murray Memorial Home, later known as Monte Pio Orphanage, at Campbell's Hill during the Second World War from 1942 to 1945. At the conclusion of the evacuation period the Sisters and children returned to the Orphanage buildings at Mayfield. Shipping records from 1952 refer to the institution as the 'Murray Dwyer Memorial Orphanage, Mayfield'. In the early 1960s the congregate accommodation at the Mayfield Home closed and the service was renamed the Murray Dwyer Group Homes under the direction of Centacare Newcastle. Its records are now managed by CatholicCare Hunter-Manning Social Services.
PO Box 775, Newcastle 2300
Telephone: 02 4979 1120
- 1933 - 1969
- Murray Dwyer Boys' Home situated at Mayfield. Location: Mayfield
- The Monte Pio Girls' Home and Orphanage Website, http://montepiogirlshome.com/2/monte-pio. Details
- History of Murray Dwyer Courtesy of Daughters of Charity Archives, http://www.montepiogirlshome.com/pdf/murraydwyer_photos.pdf. Details
- Hornery, Sonia (Wallsend), 'Forgotten Australians', in Hansard: NSW Legislative Assembly by date, Hansard, 25 November 2010, http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/hansart.nsf/V3Key/LA20101125012. Details
- Thinee, Kristy and Bradford, Tracy, Connecting Kin: Guide to Records, A guide to help people separated from their families search for their records [completed in 1998], New South Wales Department of Community Services, Sydney, New South Wales, 1998, http://www.community.nsw.gov.au/DOCSWR/_assets/main/documents/connectkin_guide.pdf. Details
- Murray Dwyer Boys' Home
- Care Leavers Australia Network [CLAN]
Prepared by: Melissa Downing
Created: 4 March 2011, Last modified: 21 June 2012