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.
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.
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, https://clan.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/connectkin_guide.pdf.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 22 March 2011, Last modified: 30 August 2013