In the 1960s Tresillian North Home could accommodate 10 mothers with breastfed babies, eight artificially fed babies and five premature babies at any one time. Over the course of the year it cared for approximately 110 mothers and 210 babies.
From the 1950s to the 1970s a number of unmarried pregnant women were sent to Tresillian Centres by social workers from Sydney hospitals. The women were paid as domestic help, and worked around the homes. At the time social workers considered this was a better option than working in private households or commercial laundries. These women were not patients, but staff, and no records of their work survives.
We do not currently have any records linked to this organisation, but records may exist. The Find & Connect Support Service can help people who lived in orphanages and children's institutions look for their records.
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30 August 2017
Cite this: https://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/nsw/NE01196
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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