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Organisation Sacred Heart Orphanage (1940 - 1979)
- Care Provider, Catholic and Orphanage
[Taken from the South Australian guide Finding Your Own Way]
The Sacred Heart Orphanage was established in 1940 by the Catholic Church and was run by the Good Samaritan Sisters. It was originally intended to cater for children in need whose fathers had been killed during World War II. Situated at Eyre Road, Crystal Brook, it was the only children's home in the North of the state other than the Umeewarra Mission near Port Augusta. Government assistance was provided in the 1970s through the Department of Community Welfare to enable the orphanage to accommodate any child between the ages of 4 and 15 in need of short or long term care. The institution closed as an orphanage in 1979.
Sacred Heart Orphanage was originally established to cater for children in need whose fathers had been killed during World War II. Other than the children's home at the Umeewarra Mission near Port Augusta, it was the only home in the north of the state. In the 1970s an agreement was signed with the Department of Community Welfare and government assistance was provided to the institution. This funding allowed the orphanage to accommodate any boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 15 who needed short or long term care. It normally catered for up to twenty children under the care of three staff members. While living at the orphanage, the children were educated at the Parish School, St Stanislaus.
The orphanage building still exists today and the premises operates as the Sacred Heart Home, a boarding hostel for students.
- 1940 - 1979
- Sacred Heart Orphanage situated at Eyre Road, Crystal Brook.. Location: Crystal Brook
Records Managed by
- Sacred Heart Orphanage, Crystal Brook 01
- Good Samaritan Sisters
Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005, http://www.salinkup.com.au/content.php?page_id=4.
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 7 February 2011, Last modified: 3 April 2013