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New South Wales - Organisation

Robertson (1919 - 1977)

From
1919
To
1977
Categories
Children's Home, Cottage Home, Home, Orphanage, Presbyterian, Protestant and Uniting Church
Alternative Names
  • Dachaidh Clann Donnachaidh

Robertson was opened as part of the Burnside Presbyterian Orphan Homes in January 1919 at North Parramatta. It was originally a boys' home, with a capacity for 30-40 children. It remained a cottage home until 1977 when it was converted to administration offices.

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Robertson, like all the Burnside Presbyterian Orphan Homes for Children, was evacuated during World War II. Robertson served as accommodation for Australian Army Officers.

Robertson, along with Ivanhoe, Sargood Hall, Blackwood, Son of the Rock and Reid were leased by Redeemer Baptist School in 1986 then sold to the school in 1994.

Location

1919 - 1992
Location - Robertson was situated at Pennant Hills Road, North Parramatta. Location: North Parramatta

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

Details

Robertson
Title
Robertson
Type
Document
Date
c. 2013

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Robertson [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