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.
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
Created: 23 March 2011, Last modified: 15 May 2017