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New South Wales - Organisation

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (1973 - )

  • North Rocks School

    North Rocks School, 21 November 2007, by Bar, J, courtesy of J Bar, Wikimedia Commons.
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From
1973
Categories
Care Provider, Children's Home, Disability Institution, Home, Non Government Organisation, Non-denominational and School
Alternative Names
  • Deaf and Blind Children's Centre
  • RIDBC
Website
http://www.ridbc.org.au/

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, at North Rocks, was the new name for the Royal Institution for Deaf and Blind Children, which continued work started by the Deaf and Dumb Institution in Sydney in 1860. It was a school and disability institution, with residential facilities, including the Special School for Multi-Handicapped Blind Children. In 2014 the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children was a leading non-government provider of services to children with visual and auditory impairments, across a number of sites in Sydney.

Details

The Deaf and Blind Children's Centre was mentioned in a 1979 Commonwealth Government report called Why are they in children's homes: report of the ACOSS children's home intake survey.

In 2014 the Institution runs the Garfield Barwick School, Alice Betteridge School (formerly the Special School for Multi-Handicapped Children). Thomas Pattison School and preschools and colleges. It auspices RIDBC Renwick, a research institute and college named after Sir Arthur Renwick, an early supporter of the Institution. Renwick was deeply involved in the Benevolent Society of New South Wales and the Royal Women's Hospital, and was a founder of state care for children in New South Wales, and the first president of the State Children's Relief Board.

Location

1973
Address - Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children located at 361-365 North Rocks Road, North Rocks. Location: North Rocks

Timeline

 1860 - 1869 Deaf and Dumb Institution
       1869 - 1957 New South Wales Institution for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind
             1957 - 1973 Royal Institution for Deaf and Blind Children
                   1973 - Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children

Related Organisations

  • Troup (1933 - 1976)

    The building Troup became the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children's Garfield Barwick School in 1993.

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

North Rocks School
Title
North Rocks School
Type
Image
Date
21 November 2007
Creator
Bar, J
Source
J Bar, Wikimedia Commons

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: 'History', in Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, 2012, http://www.ridbc.org.au/history; 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.

Prepared by: Naomi Parry