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Good Samaritan Training Centre (1948 - 1982)

  • St Magdalen's Retreat, circa 1965

    St Magdalen's Retreat, circa 1965, courtesy of Bayside Council Library.
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From
1948
To
1982
Categories
Catholic, Home and Juvenile Justice Centre
Alternative Names
  • Good Samaritan Centre
  • Good Samaritan Convent
  • St Magdalen's Retreat

Good Samaritan Training Centre was the name given to the St Magdalen's Retreat at Tempe, near Arncliffe, in 1948. It was run by the Good Samaritan Sisters and cared mainly for girls committed by the courts. Eventually self-contained home units were established, with a staff member in charge of eight girls. It closed in 1982. The only surviving buildings on the site are Tempe House and St Magdalene's Chapel.

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Location

1948 - 1982
Location - Good Samaritan Training Centre was situated at Princes Highway, Tempe. Location: Tempe

Timeline

 1887 - 1947 St Magdalen's Retreat
       1948 - 1982 Good Samaritan Training Centre

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Publications

Reports

  • Hanson, Dallas, Why are they in children's homes: report of the ACOSS children's home intake survey, Australian Department of Social Services: Australian Council of Social Services, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1979, 83 pp. Details

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Photos

St Magdalen's Retreat, circa 1965
Title
St Magdalen's Retreat, circa 1965
Type
Image
Date
1965
Source
Bayside Council Library

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Tempe House & St Magdalen's Chapel', in State Heritage Register, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, 1999-, http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritageapp/ViewHeritageItemDetails.aspx?ID=5045451; Hanson, Dallas, Why are they in children's homes: report of the ACOSS children's home intake survey, Australian Department of Social Services: Australian Council of Social Services, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1979, 83 pp; Quinn, Peter E, Unenlightened efficiency: the administration of the juvenile correction system in New South Wales 1905-1988, University of Sydney, History, 27 March 2006, http://hdl.handle.net/2123/623; 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: Naomi Parry