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New South Wales - Organisation

Blairgowrie (1911 - 1952)

From
17 June 1911
To
1952
Categories
Children's Home, Cottage Home, Home, Orphanage, Presbyterian and Uniting Church
Alternative Names
  • No 1 Cottage (also known as, 1911 - 1914)
  • No 2 Cottage (1914 - 1925)

Blairgowrie, also known as No 1 Cottage, was the first home opened as part of the Burnside Presbyterian Orphan Homes. Its name changed to No 2 Cottage in 1914 when Airlie was opened and took the name Blairgowrie in 1925. It served as a boys' home until 1912, then became a 'kindergarten home' for children under the age of seven. It was not used for housing children after 1952.

Details

No 1 Cottage (Blairgowrie) was opened on 17 June 1911 by Lady Dudley, wife of the Governor General.

In 1942, Blairgowrie, along with the other Burnside Presbyterian Orphan Homes for Children, was evacuated during World War II, Blairgowrie serves as accommodation for Australian Army General Staff and Training Section

In 1997 Blairgowrie was remodelled as the Burnside Heritage Centre. In 2013 it was the Burnside Museum, meeting rooms and library.

Location

1911 - 1952
Location - Blairgowrie was situated at Pennant Hills Road, North Parramatta. Location: North Parramatta

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Related Archival Collections

Related Organisations

Publications

Books

  • Keen, Susan, Burnside: 75 years of caring, Burnside Homes for Children, 1986. Details

Online Resources

Photos

Burnside Orphanage, Parramatta: general view
Title
Burnside Orphanage, Parramatta: general view
Type
Image
Date
August 1920
Source
State Library of New South Wales

Details

Blairgowrie
Title
Blairgowrie
Type
Document
Date
c. 2013

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Blairgowrie [Document], Date: c. 2013; Keen, Susan, Burnside: 75 years of caring, Burnside Homes for Children, 1986; 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