In the 1970s, a comprehensive and successful system of foster care was established by Burnside social workers. Burnside's homes for children ceased in the late 1980s, but the organisation ran family group homes and outreach programmes.
In the 1980s the need to raise funds to support Burnside's programmes prompted the sale of a large part of the site. Robertson, along with Ivanhoe, Sargood Hall, Blackwood, Son of the Rock and Reid were leased by Redeemer Baptist School in 1986 then sold to the school in 1994. Land was subdivided and sold, and a shopping centre was built to support new housing on the site.
The remaining buildings were converted to administrative centres, a library and an archives and museum.
04 June 2020
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