Phillip College was established at Gosford by the Department of Youth and Community Services in 1977. It was a residential home for up to 24 school-age boys and girls who were wards of the state. The children attended primary and secondary schools in the area and lived in family groups. In 1988 the building was taken over by Gosford City Family Support Service.
Sources used to compile this entry: Rubie, Valerie, Sent to the Mountain: A History of Mount Penang Juvenile Justice Centre, Closure Committee of Mount Penang Juvenile Justice Centre, Gosford, 2003, 236 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: 23 March 2011, Last modified: 13 June 2014