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New South Wales - Organisation

Adelaide Walker Home (1951 - 1980)

  • Adelaide Walker Home

    Adelaide Walker Home, c. 1954, courtesy of United Protestant Association of NSW.
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From
1951
To
1980
Categories
Babies' Home, Children's Home, Home and Protestant

Adelaide Walker Home was established by the United Protestant Association of New South Wales in 1951. It was a home for infants and small children. The Adelaide Walker Home was phased out in 1980 and the property was sold.

Details

Adelaide Walker home was established in a mansion called Dunrobin that was given to the United Protestant Association to mark its tenth anniversary by Mr AE Walker of Manly.

The money from the sale of the Adelaide Walker home was set aside by the United Protestant Association and used to establish family group homes.

Location

1951 - 1980
Location - Adelaide Walker Home was situated on the corner of Cotswold Road and Llandilo Avenue, Strathfield. Location: Strathfield

Publications

Books

  • Agst, Thomas Urich [with Robert J Martin], The UPA Story, United Protestant Association of NSW Ltd, Wahroonga, n.d., 67 pp. Details
  • United Protestant Association of N.S.W., Souvenir pictorial of homes for children and pensioners / United Protestant Association of N.S.W., 1956. Details
  • United Protestant Association of N.S.W., Souvenir pictorial of homes for children and pensioners / United Protestant Association of N.S.W., 1963. Details

Journals

  • United Protestant Association of N.S.W. (ed.), The Protestant world : official organ of the United Protestant Association of New South Wales., 1921-1980. Details

Reports

  • Hanson, Dallas, Why are they in children's homes: report of the ACOSS children's home intake survey, Australian Department of Social Services: Australian Council of Social Services, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1979, 83 pp. Details

Online Resources

Photos

Adelaide Walker Children's Home
Title
Adelaide Walker Children's Home
Type
Image
Date
1951?
Source
Care Leavers Australaisa Network (CLAN)

Details

Adelaide Walker Home
Title
Adelaide Walker Home
Type
Image
Date
c. 1954
Source
United Protestant Association of NSW

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Agst, Thomas Urich [with Robert J Martin], The UPA Story, United Protestant Association of NSW Ltd, Wahroonga, n.d., 67 pp; Hanson, Dallas, Why are they in children's homes: report of the ACOSS children's home intake survey, Australian Department of Social Services: Australian Council of Social Services, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1979, 83 pp; 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