The Katie Julia Thompson Memorial Home was opened in May 1968, as part of the Church of England Children's Homes, Burwood. Reflecting a change in attitudes towards child care, the home evolved into a family group home in the late 1970s. In the 1980s Church of England Homes Burwood changed their name to the Weldon Centre. This closed as a residential institution in 1993 due to a lack of government funding.
Sources used to compile this entry: 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
Created: 4 March 2011, Last modified: 28 November 2014