The Home for Mothers with Infants, Croydon, was a home established by the State Children's Relief Board in 1909. It was probably a home for unmarried mothers and was possibly related to Cicada Home, which was a government home for unmarried mothers and babies that opened in the same suburb in the year the Home for Mothers with Infants probably closed, 1911.
The Home for Mothers with Infants, Croydon opened on 11 November 1909. It was one of a number of homes opened by the State Children's Relief Board under the Infant Life Protection Act of 1904. Such homes were intended to keep unmarried mothers and their babies together and reduce the infant mortality that resulted when babies were unable to be fed by their own mothers.
Sources used to compile this entry: Report of the State Children's Relief Board, W.A. Gullick, Government Printer, Sydney, 1894-1920. Also available at https://www.opengov.nsw.gov.au/main.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 21 June 2012, Last modified: 25 October 2017