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New South Wales - Organisation

Worimi Shelter (1966 - 2006)

  • Worimi - opened on 30th June, 1966 at Newcastle

    "Worimi" - opened on 30th June, 1966 at Newcastle, c. 1966, courtesy of New South Wales government.
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From
1966
To
2006
Categories
Government-run, Home and Receiving Home

Worimi Shelter was established at Broadmeadow, near Newcastle, by the Child Welfare Department in June 1966. It was for the reception of children from the courts and held 23 boys and girls up to the age of 18 years. It is thought to have closed in 2006, when Worimi Children's' Court was closed.

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Location

c. 1966 - 2006
Address - Worimi Shelter was situated at 21 Lambton Road, Broadmeadow. Location: Broadmeadow

Publications

Reports

  • Annual Report: Department of Youth and Community Services, Government Printer, Sydney, 1980/81-1986/87. Details
  • Child Welfare Department, Annual Report: Child Welfare Department of New South Wales, New South Wales government, 1923-1970. Also available at https://www.opengov.nsw.gov.au/main. Details

Online Resources

Photos

Title
"Worimi" - rooms for inmates. There are boy boys and girls at "Worimi" [original caption]
Type
Image
Date
c. 1966
Publisher
New South Wales government

Details

Title
"Worimi" - opened on 30th June, 1966 at Newcastle
Type
Image
Date
c. 1966
Publisher
New South Wales government

Details

Official opening and general views of Worimi Centre at Wollongong [sic]
Title
Official opening and general views of Worimi Centre at Wollongong [sic]
Type
Image
Date
9 November 1979
Source
State Library of New South Wales

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Annual Report: Department of Youth and Community Services, Government Printer, Sydney, 1980/81-1986/87; Atkinson, Lynn, 'An overview of juvenile detention in Australia', in National Conference on Juvenile Detention: Proceedings of a conference held 10-13 August 1993, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra, January 1994, https://web.archive.org/web/20170328060411/http://www.aic.gov.au/media_library/publications/proceedings/25/atkinson.pdf; Child Welfare Department, Annual Report: Child Welfare Department of New South Wales, New South Wales government, 1923-1970. Also available at https://www.opengov.nsw.gov.au/main; Lawlink, 'The Children's Court of New South Wales: Timeline of Major Events 1905-2011', in History of the Children's Court, Lawlink, Lawlink NSW, 2012, http://www.childrenscourt.justice.nsw.gov.au/Documents/History%20-%20Timeline%20of%20major%20events.pdf; 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; "Worimi" - opened on 30th June, 1966 at Newcastle [Image], Date: c. 1966.

Prepared by: Naomi Parry and Liam Hogan