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Cronulla Children's Home (1916 - 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.

    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
1916
To
1946
Categories
Children's Home, Holiday Home, Home and Non-denominational

Cronulla Children's Home was established in 1916 by the Sydney City Mission. It operated as a holiday home except for years 1942-45 when it was used as a Boys' Home while Stonehaven at Springwood was being used by the Defence Forces. From 1945 it accommodated children whose home life had become temporarily or permanently disrupted. Cronulla Children's Home was renamed Cowley House around 1946.

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1919 - 1946?
Location - Cronulla Children's Home was situated on Oaks Street, Cronulla. Location: Cronulla

Timeline

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

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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.
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Date
1920s
Publisher
Kangaroo Press

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Sources used to compile this entry: 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