Ruhamah, run by the Baptist Homes Trust, was a children's Home established in May 1959 at South Hurstville for boys. Ruhamah was officially opened on 15 August 1959 and accomodated ten boys aged two to thirteen. Laterly, younger boys were housed at Karingal Children's Home with Ruhamah accomodating boys over seven. In November 1975 the Home was relocated to Oatley. Ruhamah remained a Home for boys until 1980 when it was changed to a Home for girls aged from fifteen to eighteen years. Ruhamah closed in 1985.
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: 16 February 2018