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New South Wales - Organisation

Gumleigh (1956 - 1983)

  • Gumleigh

    Gumleigh, c. 1956, courtesy of United Protestant Association of NSW.
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From
1956
To
1983
Categories
Children's Home, Home and Protestant
Alternative Names
  • Gumleigh Farm

Gumleigh was a boys' home established in Wagga Wagga by the United Protestant Association of New South Wales in 1956. It was a farm on 43 acres and farm training formed a large part of the home's activities. Gumleigh closed in 1983.

Details

Gumleigh was set up by the Wagga District Council, later called the Riverina District Council, of the United Protestant Association of New South Wales. The funds from the sale of Gumleigh were used to finance the purchase of two family group homes in Wagga Wagga.

Location

1956 - 1983
Location - Gumleigh was situated on Pioneer Avenue, Wagga Wagga. Location: Wagga Wagga

Related Organisations

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

Online Resources

Photos

Gumleigh Children's Home
Title
Gumleigh Children's Home
Type
Image
Date
1956?
Source
Care Leavers Australaisa Network (CLAN)

Details

Gumleigh
Title
Gumleigh
Type
Image
Date
c. 1956
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; 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