The Home was named after Winifred Doris (Joyce) Wilding, one of the founders of OPAL and former matron of OPAL House in South Brisbane.
Wilding was the Matron of Joyce Wilding Home from 1970, but she resigned the position in 1971, following disagreement with the policies of the new OPAL board.
The building had been used as a motel before it was purchased by OPAL and converted into a Home. According to an article in New Dawn from March 1973: 'The buildings are set amidst spacious grounds and so afford the children ample room for games and recreation'.
OPAL has advised the Find & Connect web resource that they no longer have any records relating to children who were resident in their homes.
31 January 2019
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/qld/QE00135
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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