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St Brigid's Girls' Home, Ryde (1898 - 1978)

  • St. Brigid's Convent and Orphanage, Ryde, New South Wales

    St. Brigid's Convent and Orphanage, Ryde, New South Wales, 1920 - 1945, by Foster, A. G., courtesy of National Library of Australia.
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From
1898
To
1978
Categories
Catholic, Children's Home, Home and Receiving Home
Alternative Names
  • St Brigid's Convent and Orphanage
  • St Brigid's Orphanage

St Brigid's Girls' Home opened in 1898 at Ryde and was operated by the Sisters of Mercy Parramatta Congregation. It housed girls aged 5 to 15 years. St Brigid's Girls' Home closed in 1978.

Details

St Brigid's Girls' Home was opened, under the patronage of Cardinal Moran, on 17 June 1898.

Records of the Home are held by the Convent of Mercy Archives in Parramatta. Copies of records from 1929-1935 are held by the Catholic Children's Homes Enquiry Service.

St Brigid's Girls' Home was mentioned in the Lost Innocents Report (2001) as an institution involved in the migration of children to Australia.

Location

1898 - 1978
Location - St Brigid's Girls' Home was situated at Victoria Road, Ryde. Location: Ryde

Related Events

Related Organisations

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

Online Resources

Photos

St. Brigid's Convent and Orphanage, Ryde, New South Wales
Title
St. Brigid's Convent and Orphanage, Ryde, New South Wales
Type
Image
Date
1920 - 1945
Creator
Foster, A. G.
Source
National Library of Australia

Details

St Brigid's Girls' Home
Title
St Brigid's Girls' Home
Type
Image
Date
1940? - 1978?
Source
Care Leavers Australaisa Network (CLAN)

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Where did the children go?', in Stolen childhoods, Part of a site exhibition that accompanied On Their Own, the National Maritime Museum of Australia and National Museums Liverpool touring exhibition about child migration from Britain., Immigration Museum, Museum Victoria, 2011-2012, http://museumvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum/discoverycentre/stolen-childhoods/where-did-the-children-go/; 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: Naomi Parry