Ardill claimed that the children in the homes were found on the streets, needy and friendless, or the victims of vice, ill-treatment and neglect. Some must have been born in the Home of Hope and others came from Our Babies Home and Rockdale Babies Home.
The land for the home was donated by Mr Frederick Kingston Olliver. In the home boys received training in farm labouring and girls were trained in domestic service. When children left the home Ardill placed them as apprenticed servants, or 'adopted' them, informally, by placing them with Christian families.
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09 November 2021
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