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The Fold Girls' Home (1920 - 1942)

  • The Fold (Salvation Army Marrickville Girls Home)

    The Fold (Salvation Army Marrickville Girls Home), 1930? - 1942?, courtesy of Care Leavers Australaisa Network (CLAN).
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From
1920
To
1942
Categories
Children's Home, Home and Salvation Army
Alternative Names
  • Salvation Army Marrickville Girls' Home (also referred to as)

The Fold was opened in Stanmore in 1920 by the Salvation Army. In 1925 it was relocated to George Street Marrickville. The home closed on 24 March 1942, and the girls were transferred to Canowindra Girls' Home (Lyndon House) at Canowindra.

Details

The Fold was officially opened on 27 July 1920 by Commissioner James Hay of the Salvation Army. When it moved to George Street Marrickville the new premises were opened by Miss Millicent Preston Stanley MLA, on 11 December 1925.

Location

1920 - 1925
Location - The Fold Girls' Home was situated on Cambridge Street, Stanmore. Location: Stanmore
1925 - 1942
Address - The Fold Girls' Home was situated at 27 George Street, Marrickville. Location: Marrickville

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Photos

Opening of the New Wing at The Fold - Brochure
Title
Opening of the New Wing at The Fold - Brochure
Type
Document
Date
15 October 1926
Source
CLAN National Orphanage Museum

Details

The Fold (Salvation Army Marrickville Girls Home)
Title
The Fold (Salvation Army Marrickville Girls Home)
Type
Image
Date
1930? - 1942?
Source
Care Leavers Australaisa Network (CLAN)

Details

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