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New South Wales - Organisation

Cumbrae (1912 - 1987)

From
1912
To
1987
Categories
Children's Home, Cottage Home, Home, Orphanage, Presbyterian, Protestant and Uniting Church
Alternative Names
  • Cumbrae Therapeutic Unit (1985 - 1987)
  • No 2 Home (1912 - 1919)
  • No 3 Home (1919 - )

Cumbrae was opened as part of the Burnside Presbyterian Orphan Homes in September 1912 at North Parramatta. It was the second cottage built at Burnside and was a girls' home. It was built to resemble a 'normal' home and remained a girls' home until 1984. It then became Cumbrae Therapeutic Unit, a residential programme for primary school students, until 1987.

Details

During 1942 to 1945, the Burnside cottages were evacuated for World War II. During 1948 and 1962-1965 Cumbrae was remodelled.

Cumbrae became the Cumbrae Therapeutic Unit between 1985 and 1987, serving the needs of primary school-aged students who had been voluntarily committed by their parents.

Location

1912 - 1984
Location - Cumbrae was situated at Pennant Hills Road, North Parramatta. Location: North Parramatta
1984 - 1987
Location - Cumbrae Therapeutic Unit was situated in Cumbrae, Pennant Hills Road, North Parramatta. Location: North Parramatta

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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

Cumbrae
Title
Cumbrae
Type
Document
Date
c. 2013

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Cumbrae [Document], Date: c. 2013; 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