After Dr Barnardo's Homes changed its name to Dr Barnardos in Australia in 1966, it developed its local services, and began to move into providing family-based care for children; it established the Find-A-Family scheme in 1975.
Dr Barnardos in Australia ran a number of family group homes in New South Wales, most of which had been established before 1966: Greenwood (1951-1966); Tarana at Belmont South (1959-1977); Hartwell House Kiama (1960-1970); Atherstone House Cronulla (1962-1977); Rickard House West Ryde (1962-1982); Illawong at Keiraville (1962-1975); Ladd House and Fairfax House at Normanhurst (1966-1976), Karingal House, Lindfield (1960-1984) and Mackay House (1970?-1973?).
Barnardos Australia holds the records for Dr Barnardos in Australia and Dr Barnardo's Homes (Australia Branch).
According to the Barnardos Australia website, Barnardos now recognises that its programmes of child migration were damaging, and it works actively with the Child Migrants Trust and its UK sister organisations to support former child migrants and their families.
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07 June 2023
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/nsw/NE00294
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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