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Dunmore Boys' Home (1936 - 1990s)

  • Heritage Awards 2003 winner of Best Maintained Heritage Property.

    Heritage Awards 2003 winner of Best Maintained Heritage Property., 25 May 2009, courtesy of Lide5, Bonzle.com.
    Details

From
1936
To
1990s
Categories
Children's Home, Home, Protestant and School
Alternative Names
  • Dunmore House

Dunmore Boys' Home at Pendle Hill was run by the Churches of Christ as a boys' home from 1936 until some time in the 1990s.

Details

It was opened as a boys' home by Thomas E. Rofe, conference president of the Churches of Christ, on 5 April 1936.

Dunmore House was also the name for the historic house that located the boys' home, and dates from the 1880s.

Location

1936 - 1990s
Address - Dunmore Boys' Home was situated at 222 Dunmore Street, Pendle Hill. Location: Pendle Hill

Related Archival Collections

Publications

Reports

  • 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. Details

Online Resources

Photos

Heritage Awards 2003 winner of Best Maintained Heritage Property.
Title
Heritage Awards 2003 winner of Best Maintained Heritage Property.
Type
Image
Date
25 May 2009
Source
Lide5, Bonzle.com

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: 'The Churches', The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 April 1936, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17323574; 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; 'Historic Buildings', in Holroyd City Council, Holroyd City Council, http://web.archive.org/web/20130430024705/http://www.holroyd.nsw.gov.au/your-city/city/history/historicbuildings/; Personal communication between State-Based Historian and Margaret Fallon, Heritage Architect, 14 November 2012. Correspondence with Fresh Hope Ministries, about the records they hold and contact details, are held in the eScholarship Research Centre project files. September 2019.

Prepared by: Naomi Parry