The Quamby Youth Detention Centre in Symonston opened in 1962. It was a government-run facility, housing youth on short term remand, and (in the absence of any other facility) some children unable to live at home. Most ACT children who were sent to institutions in New South Wales initially spent some time in Quamby. In 2008, Quamby was replaced by the Bimberi Youth Justice Centre.
1962 - 2008 Quamby Youth Detention Centre
2008 - Bimberi Youth Justice Centre
Sources used to compile this entry: Parry, Naomi, 'Mount Penang Training School for Boys (1946 - 1987)', in Find & Connect New South Wales, Commonwealth of Australia, 2012, http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/nsw/biogs/NE00427b.htm; Parry, Naomi, 'Ormond, Thornleigh (1946-1998)', in Find & Connect New South Wales, Commonwealth of Australia, 2012, http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/nsw/biogs/NE01062b.htm; Parry, Naomi, 'Parramatta Girls Training School (1946 - 1975)', in Find & Connect New South Wales, This web page provdes a more detailed description of the Parramatta Girls Training School, Commonwealth of Australia, 2012, http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/nsw/biogs/NE01318b.htm; Walmsley, R., Coull, V., Vinson, T., Report, Beyond the image, December 1984 / Review of Welfare Services and Policies in the A.C.T., Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1985, 674 pp. pp.
Prepared by: Lydia Connell
Created: 12 May 2011, Last modified: 1 November 2017