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Care Provider
Care provider is an umbrella term that refers to the group or organisation responsible for providing and administering out-of-home 'care' for children. Although this term was not in common usage before the late twentieth century, this website applies it to describe all organisations which operated 'care' services, no matter when they were active.
Aborigines Inland Mission (1905 - 1998)
Anglicare NT (2002 - ), Northern Territory
Australian Baptist Home Mission (c. 1945 - 1978)
Australian Board of Missions (1850 - )
Australian Indigenous Ministries (1998 - )
Australian Inland Mission (1912 - 1977)
The Bindi Centre (1976 - )
Carpentaria Disability Services (c. 1996 - )
Church Missionary Society, Australia (1916 - )
Community Welfare Section, Department of the Northern Territory (1974 - 1977), Australian Government
Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (1908 - )
Department of Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Territory Division (1972 - 1990), Australian Government
Department of Children and Families (2011 - ), Northern Territory Government
Department of Community and Social Development (1977 - 1978), Northern Territory Government
Department of Community Development (1978 - 1987), Northern Territory Government
Department of Community Services (1977), Northern Territory Government
Department of Correctional Services (1984 - 1987), Northern Territory Government
Department of Correctional Services (1989 - 2001), Northern Territory Government
Department of Correctional Services (2013 - ), Northern Territory Government
Department of Health and Community Services - Correctional Services (1987 - 1989), Northern Territory Government
Department of Health and Community Services [II] (2001 - 2008), Northern Territory Government
Department of Health and Families (2008 - 2010), Northern Territory Government
The Diocese of Carpentaria (1900 - 1968)
Diocese of the Northern Territory (1968 - )
Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Australia (1863 - 1944)
Frontier Services (1977 - )
Handicapped Persons' Association of the Northern Territory (1974 - 1990s)
The Harry Giese Centre (1977 - c. 1996)
Jesuit Aboriginal Mission (1882 - )
Lutheran Church of Australia (1966 - )
Mentally Retarded Persons' Association (1963 - 1974)
Methodist Inland Mission (1926 - 1977)
Methodist Missionary Society of Australasia (1916 - 1930s)
Methodist Overseas Mission (1830 - 1980)
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (1904 - )
Northern Territory Native Industrial Mission (1899 - 1903)
The Plymouth Brethren Mission (1910 - 1912)
Presbyterian Inland Mission (1912 - )
Roman Catholic Church, Diocese of Darwin
Somerville Community Services Incorporated (1982 - )
Somerville Homes (1965 - 1981)
St John's Hostel (1941 - 1970s)
St Mary's Child and Family Welfare Service (1972 - 1980s)
United Church, North Australia (1946 - 1977)
United Evangelical Lutheran Church of Australia (1921 - 1966)
Young Women's Christian Association, Darwin (1969 - )
Catholic
The term Catholic describes a person or organisation affiliated with the Catholic Church. With child welfare, services were often clustered under the umbrella terms of Protestant and Catholic.
Archdiocese
Arltunga Mission (1942 - 1953)
Bathurst Island Mission (1910 - 1974)
Convent School, Darwin (1908 - 1912)
Daly River Mission (1955 - 1977)
Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (1908 - )
Diocese
Garden Point Mission (1941 - 1969)
Jesuit Aboriginal Mission (1882 - )
Little Flower Mission (1935 - 1942)
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (1904 - )
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Primary School (1938 - 1983?)
Port Keats Mission (1935 - 1978)
Queen of the Holy Rosary Mission (1886 - 1891)
Rapid Creek Mission (1882 - 1891)
Sacred Heart Mission (1889 - 1891)
Santa Teresa Mission (1953 - 1977)
St Joseph's Mission, Daly River (1891 - 1899)
St Joseph's School, Darwin (1912 - 1958)
St Mary's School, Darwin (1958 - )
Children's Home
Children's Home is a term used to describe institutions providing out-of-home 'care' for children. The term was commonly used during the period from the 1920s to the 1970s.
Adolescent Receiving Home (1961 - 1963)
Bradshaw House (1966 - 1976)
The Bungalow (1914 - 1942)
Chapman Road Remand Home (1976? - 1979)
Don Dale Juvenile Detention Centre (1991 - )
Dundas House (1961 - 1979?)
Essington House (1963 - 1974)
Fannie Bay Receiving Home (1956 - 1957)
Giles House Juvenile Detention and Training Centre (1978 - 1991)
Griffiths House (1945 - 1965)
Heath Cottage, St Mary's (1971 - 1980s)
Leslie Cottage, St Mary's (1973 - 1980s)
Malak House Juvenile Detention Centre (1987 - 1991)
Malak House Remand and Assessment Centre (1979 - 1987)
Matthews Cottage, St Mary's (1973? - 1980s)
Mount Blatherskite Hostel (1946 - 1947)
Palmerston House (1963 - 1975)
Receiving Home, Alice Springs (1959 - 1966)
Receiving Home, Darwin (1957 - 1961)
St John's Hostel (1941 - 1970s)
St Mary's Children's Village (1972 - 1980s)
St Mary's Hostel (1947 - 1972)
Tambling House Family Home (1976 - 1978)
Church
Church is a general term which may be applied to any number of (usually Christian) religious groups. The phrase 'the church' usually refers to the official opinion, policy or practice of a particular denomination.
Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Australia (1863 - 1944)
Lutheran Church of Australia (1966 - )
United Church, North Australia (1946 - 1977)
United Evangelical Lutheran Church of Australia (1921 - 1966)
Uniting Church in Australia, Northern Synod (1977 - )
Community Service Organisation
Community Service Organisations, or CSOs are privately run groups, often with a religious affiliation, which provide services to the community, including services to support families and out-of-home ‘care’ programs. In some states and territories, including New South Wales, such organisations are known as Non-Government Organisations, or NGOs. Although they are private organisations, they may receive some funding from government to provide particular services.
Somerville Community Services Incorporated (1982 - )
Cottage Care
Cottage care was a model of institutional 'care' which began in the United Kingdom in the late nineteenth century. Along with 'boarding out', cottage home accommodation was seen as an alternative to large scale dormitory-style accommodation (although cottage homes could house up to 40 children).
Cameron Crescent Family Home, Katherine (1973 - ?)
Chinnery Family Home (1968 - ?)
Forrest Crescent Family Home, Alice Springs (1972 - ?)
Fox Crescent Cottage (1972 - 1974)
Hamilton Family Home (1968 - ?)
Harney Family Home (1968 - ?)
Heath Cottage, St Mary's (1971 - 1980s)
House 67, Batchelor (1972 - ?)
House 76, Batchelor (1972 - ?)
Leslie Cottage, St Mary's (1973 - 1980s)
Matthews Cottage, St Mary's (1973? - 1980s)
Parke Crescent Family Home, Alice Springs (1972 - ?)
Ryan House (1974 - ?)
St Mary's Children's Village (1972 - 1980s)
Tennant Creek Family Home (1973 - ?)
Cottage Home
The term Cottage Home refers to an institution which provided residential 'care' for children under the cottage care, or 'family cottage' model.
Chapman Road Cottage (1969 - 1976)
Clarke Crescent Cottage (1971 - 1981), Somerville Homes Inc
Henry Street Cottage (1969 - 1981), Somerville Homes Inc
Leslie House (2010 - )
Lutheran Mission Block, Alice Springs (1963 - 1982)
Luxton Street Cottage (1971 - 1981), Somerville Homes Inc
Trower Road Cottage (1969 - 1976), Somerville Homes Inc