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New South Wales - Organisation

Carramar Adoption Agency (1960 - 1965)

  • Carramar

    Carramar, 1966, courtesy of ABC Four Corners.
    Details

From
1960
To
1965
Categories
Adoption Agency
Alternative Names
  • Carramar Maternity Hospital
  • Carramar Maternity Hostel

Carramar Adoption Agency was established in 1961, and was known by that name until 1965, when it became the Church of England Adoption Agency. In 1978 the name was again changed, to Anglican Adoption Agency. Since 1997, the service has been known as Anglicare Adoption Services.

Details

In 1963 seventy girls entered Carramar, some so young they were still at school. The Anglican Home Mission Society considered arranging adoptions was responsible. Girls spent five to six months in the home, conducting domestic duties.

Location

1961 - 1965
Location - Carramar Adoption Agency was situated at Turramurra. Location: Turramurra

Timeline

 1960 - 1965 Carramar Adoption Agency
       1965 - 1978 Church of England Adoption Agency
             1978 - 1997 Anglican Adoption Agency
                   1997 - Anglicare Adoption Services

Related Organisations

Publications

Reports

  • Annual report of the Home Mission Society of the Diocese of Sydney, Home Mission Society (NSW), 1912-1971. Details

Online Resources

Photos

Carramar
Title
Carramar
Type
Image
Date
1966
Publisher
ABC Four Corners

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Annual report of the Home Mission Society of the Diocese of Sydney, Home Mission Society (NSW), 1912-1971; Thinee, Kristy and Bradford, Tracy, Connecting Kin: Guide to Records, A guide to help people separated from their families search for their records [completed in 1998], New South Wales Department of Community Services, Sydney, New South Wales, 1998, http://nma.gov.au/blogs/inside/files/2011/02/connectkin_guide1.pdf.

Prepared by: Melissa Downing