St Patrick's Homes, run by the Sisters of Mercy, were formed in 1976 when the remaining children from St Patrick's Orphanage were moved to two cottages in Armidale. The cottages closed in 1984.
1919 - 1983 St Patrick's Orphanage
1976 - 1984 St Patrick's Homes
Sources used to compile this entry: 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; 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: 8 March 2011, Last modified: 5 December 2013