Elsie Cook Cottage was a hostel for girls who had previously resided at Bailey Cottage that was part of the Methodist Church's Heighway House Project. It provided hostel-style accommodation for twelve working age girls and accepted girls who had previously resided at Bailey Cottage and also from Westwood at Bowral.
Elsie Cook Cottage was named in recognition of Mrs Elsie Cook's long service to the Heighway House project.
In 1977 the Uniting Church was formed from congregations of the Presbyterian, Methodist and Congregational Churches. The Uniting Church took over the management of the Heighway House Project. Around 1979 the residential programmes of the Heighway House Project were closed down.
1960 - 1979? Heighway House Project
c. 1969 - 1977? Elsie Cook Cottage
Sources used to compile this entry: 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: 1 April 2014