Montrose Hostel, at Burwood, was established in the mid 1930s, in what had been Montrose Maternity Home. Run by the Child Welfare Department, it was a hostel for girls who were state wards. In 1949 Montrose changed its use to become Montrose Infants' Home.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Catholic Women's Association: Charitable and Social Activities', The Catholic Press, 14 May 1936, http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/106380402; 'Catholic Women's Association: Hospital Visitors' Activities', The Catholic Press, 10 September 1936, http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/106380489; 'New Parents for "Nobody's Child"', The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 August 1939, p. 12. Also available at http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17609288; McLean, Donald, Children In Need: An account of the administration and functions of the Child Welfare Department, New South Wales, Australia: with an examination of the principles involved in helping deprived and wayward children, Government Printer, Sydney, 1955, 173 pp.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 22 August 2013, Last modified: 6 December 2013