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.
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.
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
Created: 22 March 2011, Last modified: 6 December 2013