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Bexley Boys' Home (1915 - 1979)

  • Salvation Army Boys Home Bexley North

    Salvation Army Boys Home Bexley North, c. 1915 - c. 1950, courtesy of Salvation Army.
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From
1915
To
1979
Categories
Children's Home, Home, Receiving Home and Salvation Army
Alternative Names
  • Bexley Boys' Probationary Home (also referred to as, 1915 - 1931)
  • Kolling Memorial Boys Home (also referred to as, 1967 - 1979)
  • Salvation Army Boys' Home Bexley North (also referred to as, 1931 - 1967)

Bexley Boys' Home was a Salvation Army home that was located on the corner of Kingsland Road and Barnsbury Grove at Bexley North. It commenced as a Probationary Home for Boys in 1915, taking boys referred from the courts. It became a boys' home in 1931. It was renamed Kolling Memorial Boys' Home in 1967 and closed in 1979.

Details

When Bexley Boys' Home was closed the remaining boys were transferred to the Marrickville Children's Residence. The Bexley site has been redeveloped by the Salvation Army as its Officer Training College and in 2014 contains the Salvation Army's Heritage Centre.

Bexley Boys' Home was mentioned in the Lost Innocents Report (2001) as an institution involved in the migration of children to Australia.

Location

1915 - 1982
Address - Bexley Boys' Home was situated at 120 Kingsland Road, Bexley North. Location: Bexley North

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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

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Salvation Army Boys Home Bexley North
Title
Salvation Army Boys Home Bexley North
Type
Image
Date
c. 1915 - c. 1950
Source
Salvation Army

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Where did the children go?', in Stolen childhoods, Part of a site exhibition that accompanied On Their Own, the National Maritime Museum of Australia and National Museums Liverpool touring exhibition about child migration from Britain., Immigration Museum, Museum Victoria, 2011-2012, http://museumvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum/discoverycentre/stolen-childhoods/where-did-the-children-go/; 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; 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: Naomi Parry