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Cowley House (1946 - 1976)

  • A party of girls from Mission districts arriving at the Mission's Holiday Home at Cronulla in the late twenties. It was the Mission's first children's home and operated as a holiday home from 1916 to 1946.

    A party of girls from Mission districts arriving at the Mission's Holiday Home at Cronulla in the late twenties. It was the Mission's first children's home and operated as a holiday home from 1916 to 1946., 1920s, courtesy of Kangaroo Press.
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From
1946
To
1976
Categories
Children's Home, Home and Non-denominational

Cowley House was opened in 1946. It was formerly the Cronulla Children's Home. It was run by the Sydney City Mission. Due to a decrease in demand as the State Government became more involved in providing temporary accommodation for children in need of care, Cowley House was closed and sold off in 1976.

Details

Cowley House was renamed in honour of Mr Octavius Cowley who had served for many years as Chairman of the Mission's Homes Committee.

Location

1946? - 1976
Location - Cowley House was situated on Oaks Street, Cronulla. Location: Cronulla

Timeline

 1916 - 1946 Cronulla Children's Home
       1946 - 1976 Cowley House

Run By

Related Organisations

Publications

Books

  • Owen, June, The Heart of the City: the first 125 years of the Sydney City Mission, Kangaroo Press, 1987. Details

Online Resources

Photos

A party of girls from Mission districts arriving at the Mission's Holiday Home at Cronulla in the late twenties. It was the Mission's first children's home and operated as a holiday home from 1916 to 1946.
Title
A party of girls from Mission districts arriving at the Mission's Holiday Home at Cronulla in the late twenties. It was the Mission's first children's home and operated as a holiday home from 1916 to 1946.
Type
Image
Date
1920s
Publisher
Kangaroo Press

Details

Home of Bill and Gay Free, Cronulla
Title
Home of Bill and Gay Free, Cronulla
Type
Image
Date
1946? - 1965?
Source
Care Leavers Australaisa Network (CLAN)

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Owen, June, The Heart of the City: the first 125 years of the Sydney City Mission, Kangaroo Press, 1987; 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