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New South Wales - Organisation

St Andrew's Home (c. 1960 - 1986)

  • St Andrew's Boys' Home

    St Andrew's Boys' Home, 1960? - 1980?, courtesy of Care Leavers Australaisa Network (CLAN).
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From
c. 1960
To
1986
Categories
Children's Home, Home, Protestant and Uniting Church

St Andrew's Home was a boys' home set up by the Presbyterian Social Services Department in the 1960s. Originally located at Manly, it was transferred to a 400 acre farm property at Leppington, on the Hume Highway south of Liverpool. It catered for twenty boys aged ten to fifteen years. In 1977 this home came under the supervision of Burnside Homes for Children. In 1986 St Andrews' was closed.

Details

Residents of St Andrew's Home were generally referred following an appearance before the Children's Court on a care and protection application or in respect of some offence. Admissions followed assessment by a professional social worker, and a feature of the program was its strong community links, with residents attending local schools and participating in community activities.

Following the inauguration of the Uniting Church in Australia in 1977, the Home came under the auspice of the Uniting Church, together with Burnside Homes, with St Andrew's being administered under the Burnside program.

The records for St Andrew's Leppington are held by Burnside.

Location

1972 - 1986
Location - St Andrew's Home was situated at Leppington. Location: Leppington

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Publications

Online Resources

  • Herbert, Harry (Rev), Address to Uniting Church Historical Society, UnitingCare NSW/ACT, n.d. [2011]. Details
  • 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. Details

Photos

St Andrew
Title
St Andrew
Type
Image
Date
1930? - 1960?
Source
Care Leavers Australaisa Network (CLAN)

Details

St Andrew's Boys' Home
Title
St Andrew's Boys' Home
Type
Image
Date
1960? - 1980?
Source
Care Leavers Australaisa Network (CLAN)

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Herbert, Harry (Rev), Address to Uniting Church Historical Society, UnitingCare NSW/ACT, n.d. [2011]; 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