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New South Wales Society for Crippled Children (1929 - 1995)

  • Exterior of Margaret Reid Hospital, N.S.W. Society for Crippled Children, St. Ives

    Exterior of Margaret Reid Hospital, N.S.W. Society for Crippled Children, St. Ives, 22 April 1958, by McPhedran, Don, courtesy of State Library of New South Wales.
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From
1929
To
1995
Categories
Care Provider and Non Government Organisation
Alternative Names
  • Northcott

The New South Wales Society for Crippled Children was a charitable organisation that was founded by Rotary in 1929 to support children who suffered polio and tuberculosis. It ran the Margaret Reid Home and the Beverley Park Estate, as well as special schools and other residential facilities. The author May Gibbs gave a large part of her estate to this society. In 1995 the Society changed its name to Northcott Disability Services, which has been known simply as Northcott since 2012.

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The New South Wales Society for Crippled Children purchased Cleveland House in 1958 from the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary who had used Cleveland House as a convent since 1946, having acquired it from the Good Samaritans. The Society for Crippled Children used Cleveland House and the four-storeyed building that had been the St Magdalen's Refuge as a hospital, clinic and administrative quarters. They sold the property in 1988.

The New South Wales Society for Crippled Children conducted a special school at Parramatta. In 2013 the Society, known as Northcott, was based in Parramatta.

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Exterior of Margaret Reid Hospital, N.S.W. Society for Crippled Children, St. Ives
Title
Exterior of Margaret Reid Hospital, N.S.W. Society for Crippled Children, St. Ives
Type
Image
Date
22 April 1958
Creator
McPhedran, Don
Source
State Library of New South Wales

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Children with polio at Margaret Reid Hospital, N.S.W. Society for Crippled Children, St. Ives
Title
Children with polio at Margaret Reid Hospital, N.S.W. Society for Crippled Children, St. Ives
Type
Image
Date
9 December 1959
Creator
Radshaw, Ken
Source
State Library of New South Wales

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Cleveland House [from Bedford Street]
Title
Cleveland House [from Bedford Street]
Type
Image
Date
c. 2010
Creator
Watters, Stewart
Publisher
NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

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Cleveland House [from Chalmers Street]
Title
Cleveland House [from Chalmers Street]
Type
Image
Date
c. 2010
Creator
Watters, Stewart
Publisher
NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

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Sources used to compile this entry: 'Cleveland House', in State Heritage Register, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, 1999-, http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritageapp/ViewHeritageItemDetails.aspx?ID=5045140; 'Our History', in Northcott, http://web.archive.org/web/20160304071209/https://www.northcott.com.au/our-history.

Prepared by: Naomi Parry