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New South Wales - Organisation

Society for the Relief of Destitute Children (1852 - c. 1915)

From
1852
To
c. 1915
Categories
Care Provider, Non Government Organisation and Non-denominational
Alternative Names
  • Destitute Children's Society (also known as)

The Society for the Relief of Destitute Children was formed in Sydney in 1852 by members of the Benevolent Society of New South Wales. It was a separate organisation and ran the Asylum for Destitute Children at Ormond House in Paddington (1852-1858) and the Randwick Asylum for Destitute Children. The Society was incorporated in 1857 under a special Act of Parliament. The Society was dissolved after 1915.

Related Organisations

Related Places

  • Ormond House (1824 - )

    The New South Wales Society for the Relief of Destitute Children leased Ormond House from 1852 until 1858.

    Date: 1852 - 1858

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Horsburgh, Michael, 'The Randwick Asylum: Organizational Resistance to Social Change', Australian Social Work, vol. 30, no. 1, 1977, pp. 15-24. Details

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Horsburgh, Michael, 'The Randwick Asylum: Organizational Resistance to Social Change', Australian Social Work, vol. 30, no. 1, 1977, pp. 15-24; 'Randwick Asylum for Destitute Children', in State Records Authority of New South Wales website, State of New South Wales through the State Records Authority of NSW 2016, https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/collections-and-research/guides-and-indexes/randwick-asylum-destitute-children.

Prepared by: Naomi Parry