Charlton Boys' Home, Ashfield was established in 1966 by the Anglican Home Mission Society. It had earlier been located in Glebe, and moved into a property that been formerly the Milleewa Boys' Home. In the late 1970s this property became known as Robinson Home.
Charlton was run by the Anglican Home Mission Society, and the new home in Ashfield was a modernisation and streamlining of its activities. Charlton was intended to provide a home, care and assistance for older youths who had been through the Children's Courts, and were approaching, or at, working age.
Charlton Boys Home consisted of three buildings built at 16 Brunswick Parade Ashfield, on the former Milleewa boys home site. In the late 1970s the large homes devolved into smaller group homes so the Ashfield Home was closed and the buildings were renamed Robinson Home
Sources used to compile this entry: Cover of Anglican Home Mission Society 'Action' [Image], Date: December 1966; 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; 'The New Charlton: "Milleewa Changes Hands"', Home Mission Society Action, no. 5, December 1966.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 29 August 2012, Last modified: 20 September 2016