Orphanage is a term that was usually applied to institutions offering dormitory style accommodation for children. Often the children who lived in orphanages were not orphans in the traditional sense but rather children who could not live with their families for a variety of reasons.
Last updated: 11 November 2015
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First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011