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Kyle Williams Home (1947 - 2003)

  • Kyle Williams Legacy Home

    Kyle Williams Legacy Home, 1970? - 1995?, courtesy of Care Leavers Australaisa Network (CLAN).
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From
1947
To
2003
Categories
Children's Home, Family Group Home, Home, Presbyterian and Protestant
Alternative Names
  • Kyle Williams Legacy Home (1947 - 1985)

Kyle Williams Home, on the George's River at Blakehurst, was set up as a children's home under the terms of the will of Caroline Milne Williams in 1947. It was operated by Legacy from 1947 until 1985 then by the Presbyterian Social Services Department as a family group home. It was closed in 2003.

Details

Mrs Williams left the house, land and money for Kyle Williams Home in trust, so the house could be converted to a convalescent home for children. The property was never, however, used for that purpose. In 1947 it was leased to Legacy House for no rent and was run as a children's home.

In 1985 the property was let for no rent to the Presbyterian Church of Australia (New South Wales), who ran it as a family group home for children and young people. This use ceased in 2003 when the government withdrew funding.

The house has stood vacant since 2003. In 2011 a legal case was opened to enable the Trust Company to apply the assets of the trust to charitable entities that provide care, support and rehabilitation to children.

Location

1980s - 1990s
Address - 'Kyle Williams' home was situated at 52 Waratah Street, Blakehurst. Location: Blakehurst

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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

Resources

Online Resources

  • 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://insideblog.nma.gov.au/2011/02/11/connecting-kin/. Details

Photos

Kyle Williams Legacy Home
Title
Kyle Williams Legacy Home
Type
Image
Date
1970? - 1995?
Source
Care Leavers Australaisa Network (CLAN)

Details

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; Overell, Anne, The Trust Company (Australia) Ltd v Attorney-General (NSW) [2011] NSWSC 323 (Supreme Court of New South Wales, White J, 18 March 2011), Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Non-Profit Studies: Legal Case Notes: Trusts and Wills, Queensland University of Technology, 2012. Also available at https://wiki.qut.edu.au/display/CPNS/The+Trust+Company+(Australia)+Ltd+v+Attorney-General+(NSW); 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://insideblog.nma.gov.au/2011/02/11/connecting-kin/.

Prepared by: Naomi Parry