Rainbow Lodge was a children's home at Hazelbrook operated by the Handicapped Children's Centre of New South Wales from 1970. The building, located on the Great Western Highway, had previously been Haddon Hall.
Rainbow Lodge was in the former Haddon Hall buildings. These had been owned by Japanese businessman and vice-consul Toransuki Kitamura, who had bought them and built the bungalow 'Yama' before his death in 1930. The Sydney City Mission bought them and ran 'Haddon Hall' on the site until 1967.
Rainbow Lodge was described as a children's home in a 1979 Commonwealth Government report called Why are they in children's homes: report of the ACOSS children's home intake survey.
Sources used to compile this entry: 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; Heritage Branch, 'Rainbow Lodge and Grounds', in State Heritage Register, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, 2004, http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritageapp/ViewHeritageItemDetails.aspx?ID=1170660.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 10 May 2013, Last modified: 30 August 2013