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Organisation Nicklin Cottage Family Group Home (1960 - 1984)
- Care Provider, Family Group Home, Methodist and Uniting Church
[Taken from the Queensland guide, Missing Pieces (2001), p. 67]
Nicklin Cottage Family Group Home, 730 Robinson Road, Aspley, was operated by the Methodist and Uniting Churches. It opened 1 September 1960. It was licensed under the State Children Act 1911 on 27 October 1960 and then the Children's Services Act 1965 on 4 August 1966. Management was transferred to the Uniting Church 22 June 1977. The Nicklin Cottage Family Group Home closed 8 December 1984, and its licence was surrendered 7 February 1989. Nicklin reopened as a residential service for young people of both genders, aged 12 - 17 years of age. It provides medium to long term care.
The Uniting Church has advised that they hold no client records of former residents of Congregational, Methodist, Presbyterian and Uniting Church institutions. Any existing records were transferred to the John Oxley Library in Brisbane. These records only relate to church administration and operations. There are no individual files of former residents.
Uniting Care Queensland
Att: Wendy Barrie
GPO Box 45
Brisbane QLD 4001
Ph: (07) 3025 2011
Fax: (07) 3025 2099
Upon its closure, Nicklin was used as office space for Uniting Community Care - Out-of-Home Care (UCC OOHC) but was changed back to a residential care facility when children from Kingsbury were moved to the Nicklin location . Residents from Stewart House were then moved to Kinsbury c. December 2010, as a result of ongoing complaints from neighbours. The aged building was also assessed as lacking adequate security for a residential facility.
- 1960 - 1984
- Nicklin Cottage Family Group Home was situated at 730 Robinson Road, Aspley,. Location: Aspley
- Department of Families, 'p.67', Missing pieces: information to assist former residents of children's institutions to access records, State of Queensland, 2001, http://www.communities.qld.gov.au/resources/childsafety/foster-care/missing-pieces.pdf. Details
Sources used to compile this entry: Department of Families, 'p.67', Missing pieces: information to assist former residents of children's institutions to access records, State of Queensland, 2001, http://www.communities.qld.gov.au/resources/childsafety/foster-care/missing-pieces.pdf.
Prepared by: Lee Butterworth
Created: 22 June 2011, Last modified: 9 December 2012