Juong was one of three Red Cross homes for children in the Blue Mountains, and one of a number of homes for children from tuberculosis-affected families. These homes were sometimes called Preventoriums. The others were Shuna and Kippilaw.
Juong was in Grose Rd, Springwood, which was later called Chapman Parade, Faulconbridge.It is opposite the Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum. The house 'Juong' has been demolished but there is a house next door, apparently very similar, called 'Thrums', at 81 Chapman Parade.
Juong was intended for sickly children and said it provided nourishing food, lots of milk, bush walks and healthy mountain air.
Blue Mountains historian Shirley Evans advertised in The Sydney Morning Herald and Daily Telegraph for information from people who had stayed in Red Cross homes and the people who contacted her said that Juong was a happier place than Stonehaven, but homesickness was a problem for all the children.
The children in Juong were transferred to Kippilaw in Leura in 1945.
23 January 2023
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