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New South Wales - Organisation

Katie Julia Thompson Memorial Home (1968 - 1993)

From
1968
To
1993
Categories
Anglican, Children's Home, Family Group Home, Home and Protestant

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.

Details

Location

1968 - 1993
Location - Katie Julia Thompson Memorial Home was situated at Burwood. Location: Burwood

Related Organisations

  • National Orphanage Museum (c. 2000 - )

    The National Orphanage Museum holds a collection of 100 colour snapshots taken by a former youth worker at the Weldon Centre in 1981. These photographs have the names of children and workers written on the back.

Publications

Online Resources

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