New South Wales Baptist Homes Trust was established in 1944 to provide services to the aged and children. The Trust ran Leith House, Ruhamah, Carisbrook, Thorington and Karingal Children's Home. In 1986, its name was changed to Baptist Community Services to capture the organisation's expanding ministry.
Sources used to compile this entry: Hanson, Dallas, Why are they in children's homes: report of the ACOSS children's home intake survey, Australian Department of Social Services: Australian Council of Social Services, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1979, 83 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: 5 May 2011, Last modified: 7 October 2014