The Glen Mervyn Red Cross Home at Randwick was operated by the Australian Red Cross from 1974. It took in children whose families were experiencing a range of problems, or who were experiencing health problems. Glen Mervyn Junior Red Cross Home is thought to have closed in the 1980s.
Like the Eleanor MacKinnon Home, Glen Mervyn Home specialised in receiving children whose families were in crisis, due to hospitalization, desertion, illness, death, confinements, financial or housing problems, or where children had health problems and needed to recover from malnutrition or illnesses.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'For the sake of the children: the Red Cross wants to involve you in this year's appeal', Australian Women's Weekly, 1978, p. 2, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article57644325; 'Glen Mervyn', in Dictionary of Sydney, Dictionary of Sydney Trust, http://www.dictionaryofsydney.org/building/glen_mervyn.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 19 December 2012, Last modified: 1 November 2017