Tresillian Wollstonecraft began when Sir Walter Carpenter gave his property on Shirley Road to the State of New South Wales to be used as a rest home for new mothers. It was handed over to Tresillian and called Carpenter House.
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.
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13 February 2018
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