The Nest Children's Home was established in Arncliffe in 1930 by the Salvation Army in Dappeto, the building which had previously been Arncliffe Girls' Industrial Home. It was a children's home. In 1941 The Nest was converted to Arncliffe Girls' Home, which was often referred to as The Nest Girls' Home.
Arncliffe Girls' Industrial Home became known as The Nest Children's Home in January 1930. From January 1941 to January 1969 it was then called Arncliffe Girls' Home, although commonly referred to as The Nest Girls' Home.
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Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 10 March 2011, Last modified: 16 August 2013