Tarana, run by Dr Barnardo's in Australia, opened in 1959 at Belmont South. It was the first family group Home run by Barnardos in Australia and provided mixed family group accommodation. Tarana closed in 1977.
Tarana had views onto Lake Macquarie from the garden and was subject to flooding.
Sources used to compile this entry: Coldrey, Barry, Good British stock: child and youth migration to Australia, This is a research guide published by the National Archives of Australia. It contains detailed historical information about Australia's immigration policy and child and youth migration to Australia. It also has information about relevant archival records in Australia and overseas relating to child and youth migration., National Archives of Australia, 1999, http://guides.naa.gov.au/good-british-stock/; Remmer, Clifford, Nardy Old Boys & Girls Reunion Club, The Remmers, 2005, http://www.nardyaustralia.com/; 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: Melissa Downing and Nicola Laurent
Created: 17 March 2011, Last modified: 25 May 2016