St Michael's Children's Home, run by the Sisters of Mercy Parramatta Congregation, was established in the 1960s. It was formerly known as St Michael's Boys' Home. The Home cared for boys and girls aged 5 to 15 years. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the home evolved into three cottages each with house parents. In 1982 St Michael's Children's Home became St Michael's Family Centre.
1960? - 1982 St Michael's Children's Home
1982 - c. 2013 St Michael's Family Centre
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Sisters of Mercy to close Baulkham Hills centre', Parramatta Sun, 2 August 2012, https://web.archive.org/web/20170422130903/http://www.parramattasun.com.au/story/249395/sisters-of-mercy-to-close-baulkham-hills-centre/; 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, https://clan.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/connectkin_guide.pdf.
Prepared by: Melissa Downing and Naomi Parry
Created: 8 March 2011, Last modified: 9 December 2013