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Ruhamah (1959 - 1985)

  • Ruhamah Orphanage/Boys Home at South Hurstville

    Ruhamah Orphanage/Boys Home at South Hurstville, 1961, courtesy of Allan Kelson.
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From
1959
To
1985
Categories
Baptist, Children's Home and Home

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.

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Location

1959 - 1975
Address - Ruhamah was situated at 830 King Georges Road, South Hurstville. Location: South Hurstville
1975 - 1985
Address - Ruhamah was situated at 14 Woronora Parade, Oatley. Location: Oatley

Related Organisations

  • Karingal Children's Home (1956 - 1986)

    Boys under the age of seven and girls were housed in Kariingal Boys under the age of seven and girls were housed in Karingal. Boys over the age of seven were sent to Ruhamah.

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Photos

New life for unique family
Title
New life for unique family
Type
Image
Date
12 August 1959
Source
Allan Kelson

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Ruhamah Orphanage/Boys Home at South Hurstville
Title
Ruhamah Orphanage/Boys Home at South Hurstville
Type
Image
Date
1961
Source
Allan Kelson

Details

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