Iandra Lodge was established on Burwood Road, Burwood in 1975, following the closure and sale of the Iandra Methodist Rural Centre at Greenthorpe. A hostel for young men who had been referred from the courts, it was run by the Methodist Department of Christian Citizenship and held nine residents. The Uniting Church Board of Responsibility assumed its control in 1977 and it was closed down in 1979.
Iandra Lodge accepted boys on referral from a range of sources, including church agencies, statutory authorities and Children's Courts, the majority being young people suffering significant disadvantage or deprivation.
Iandra Lodge continued under the auspice of the Uniting Church Board of Social Responsibility following the inauguration of the Uniting Church in Australia in 1977, but was closed down by Gordon Trickett when he became head of the Uniting Church Board of Social Responsibility. Iandra was converted into a facility for adults.
1956 - 1974 Iandra Methodist Rural Centre
1975 - c. 1979 Iandra Lodge
Sources used to compile this entry: 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; Herbert, Harry (Rev), Address to Uniting Church Historical Society, UnitingCare NSW/ACT, n.d. ; 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; Trickett, Graeme, 'Great Depression shaped life devoted to social justice: Gordon Trickett 1925-2011', The Sydney Morning Herald, 31 January 2011, http://www.smh.com.au/comment/obituaries/great-depression-shaped-life-devoted-to-social-justice-20110130-1a9kf.html.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 16 March 2011, Last modified: 30 August 2013