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Maryville Mothers' Hospital (1924 - 1933)

  • Hill Crest Hospital, Merewether, formerly The Ridge

    Hill Crest Hospital, Merewether, formerly The Ridge, 1950?, courtesy of Hunter Photo Bank, Newcastle Region Library.
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From
1924
To
1933
Categories
Home, Hospital, Lying-in Home, Maternity Home and Salvation Army

Maryville Mothers' Hospital, in Curry Street Merewether, was a maternity hospital run by the Salvation Army. As well as providing services to local women, this was a hospital from which adoptions were arranged. Maryville Mothers' Hospital had its name changed to Hillcrest Mothers' Hospital in 1933.

Details

Maryville Mothers' Hospital was established in the building formerly called 'The Ridge'. The official opening occurred on Saturday 4 July 1925, though it had already begun operating as a maternity hospital and 25 babies at been born.

The name Maryville was chosen for the hospital in honour of Mrs Mary Longworth who opened the hospital.

Location

1924 - 1933
Address - Maryville Mothers' Hospital was situated at 22 Curry Street, Merewether. Location: Merewether

Timeline

 1897 - 1924 Newcastle Maternity and Rescue Home
       1924 - 1933 Maryville Mothers' Hospital
             1933 - 1977 Hillcrest Hospital

Publications

Online Resources

Photos

Hill Crest Hospital, Merewether, formerly The Ridge
Title
Hill Crest Hospital, Merewether, formerly The Ridge
Type
Image
Date
1924? - 1950?
Source
Hunter Photo Bank, Newcastle Region Library

Details

Hill Crest Hospital, Merewether, formerly The Ridge
Title
Hill Crest Hospital, Merewether, formerly The Ridge
Type
Image
Date
1950?
Source
Hunter Photo Bank, Newcastle Region Library

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Maternity Hospital - Salvation Army Enterprise - The Official Opening', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW), 6 July 1925, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article137836093; 'The Ridge', in State Heritage Register, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritageapp/ViewHeritageItemDetails.aspx?ID=2170128; 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 and Naomi Parry