Thorington, the first of the Baptist Trust's AS White Homes for Children, was located at Corrimal, near Wollongong. It was opened on 26 May 1973 by Mr WC Langshaw, Under Secretary of the New South Wales Department of Child Welfare and Social Services. Thorington closed as a children's home in December 1981.
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: 23 July 2013