Marrickville Children's Residence was a Salvation Army children's home at George Street, Marrickville. When Bexley Boys' Home closed, the boys were transferred to this this home. Marrickville Children's Residence closed in 1982 and the children were transferred to Dulwich Hill Family Group Home.
The building occupied by Marrickville Children's Residence was the same building that had been used for The Fold Girls' Home from 1940 until 1942.
Any records relating to children who were in care at Marrickville Children's Residence are probably interfiled with the records of Bexley Boys' Home, and perhaps the Dulwich Hill Family Group Home, to where the boys were transferred from George Street.
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: Naomi Parry
Created: 10 March 2011, Last modified: 28 November 2013