Bathurst Maternity and Rescue Home, also known as the Ebenezer Maternity and Rescue Home, was a Salvation Army maternity and rescue home located in Piper Street Bathurst. It opened in 1897. In 1904, it moved to Durham Street. It closed in 1919.
The Home apparently served several functions: it provided accommodation and care for homeless girls and women; and it operated as a maternity home.
Sources used to compile this entry: The Salvation Army Australia Eastern Territory, 'Submission 46: EASTERN TERRITORY SOCIAL CENTRES: A list of openings, closings, and function', in Inquiry into Children in Institutional Care - Submissions received by the committee as at 17/3/05, Senate Community Affairs Committee, Commonwealth of Australia, June 2003, http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/Completed_inquiries/2004-07/inst_care/submissions/sublist; 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: 9 March 2011, Last modified: 30 August 2013