The Riddells Creek Girls' Home, reported the Adelaide Advertiser in 1902, included girls 'recruited' from the Chinese opium dens and other 'vile resorts' in the slums of Melbourne.
The newspaper described the Home as 'spotlessly clean', and stated it combined rigid discipline with kind treatment in a religious atmosphere.
In 1902 the Home housed 40 girls. They were 'kept busy' with light gardening work, machine knitting and ornamental needlework.
04 June 2021
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