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St. Elizabeth's Home for Girls (1926 - 1977)

  • Arnott Holme (1885)

    Arnott Holme (1885), 12 August 2007, courtesy of Macr, Marc McIntosh, Wikimedia Commons.
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From
1926
To
1977
Categories
Anglican, Children's Home, Home and Protestant
Alternative Names
  • St. Elizabeth's Girls' Home (also known as)

St. Elizabeth's Home for Girls was opened at Mayfield in 1926 as a home for orphan and destitute girls, under the management of the Sisters of the Community of the Holy Name. From 1937 it was run by the Church Army. St. Elizabeth's Home for Girls was relocated to Singleton in 1942, and closed in 1977.

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St. Elizabeth's Mayfield was located in a property owned by the Church of England Diocese of Newcastle. The house was built in 1886 and was once the residence of William Arnott, who named it Arnott Holme. In 1898 it was sold to Isaac Winn, who named it Winn Court. In 1921 it was sold to the Newcastle Diocese.

The house was first opened as a hostel in 1923 but the Diocese of Newcastle converted it to a girls' home in 1926 and placed it under the management of the Sisters of the Community of the Holy Name. The Church Army, which was a new organisation supported by the Diocese of Newcastle, was invited to take over St. Elizabeth's in 1937.

Location

1926 - 1942
Location - St Elizabeth's Girls Home was situated at Crebert and Section Streets, Mayfield. Location: Mayfield
1942 - 1977
Location - St Elizabeth's Girls Home was situated on Bishopgate Street, Singleton. Location: Singleton

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Arnott Holme (1885)
Title
Arnott Holme (1885)
Type
Image
Date
12 August 2007
Source
Macr, Marc McIntosh, Wikimedia Commons

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Sources used to compile this entry: 'St Alban's Muswellbrook', The Muswellbrook Chronicle, 28 August 1942, http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/107694611; Arnott Holme (1885) [Image], Date: 12 August 2007; 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 and Naomi Parry