The Australian Protestant Orphans' Society was established in 1909 by Dr Dill Macky. Macky established the Society 'for the purpose of founding a Home for Protestant orphan children.' The Society later ran the King Edward VII Home, Auburn and the Dill Macky Memorial Homes in Auburn and Strathfield. In 1928 its president was Mr A Champion.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Dr Macky's Protestant Orphanage', Watchman (Sydney, NSW), 5 August 1909, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article115096957; 'Orphans' Home. Opened by Mrs Wade.', The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 October 1911, http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/15280044; 'Dr Dill Macky Home', The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 October 1928, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16498213; Broome, Richard, 'Dill Macky, William Marcus (1849-1913)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, Melbourne University Press, 1981, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/dill-macky-william-marcus-5980.
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Created: 29 January 2013, Last modified: 6 November 2015