Murray-Dwyer Group Homes were run by the Daughters of Charity at Mayfield West. According to a report about the use of the Murray-Dwyer Orphanage site, 'An Assessment of the Historical and Archaeological Values of BHP Land at Tourle Street, Newcastle' (1996), the group homes replaced the Murray-Dwyer Orphanage in around 1969, and operated until 1979. Their locations are unknown.
In the early 1960s the congregate accommodation at the Mayfield Home closed and the service was relocated and renamed the Murray Dwyer Group Homes under the direction of Centacare Newcastle. The service closed in 1979.
Murray-Dwyer Boys' Home records are managed by CatholicCare Hunter-Manning Social Services. This agency has developed a database which lists the name of the child in care, their date of admission and discharge, and a cross reference to the surviving original records.
Sources used to compile this entry: Bonhomme Craib & Associates: Sue Rosen Pty Ltd, An Assessment of the Historical and Archaeological Values of BHP Land at Tourle Street, Newcastle, BHP Newcastle, February 1996, http://uonccmayfield.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/steelriver1996.pdf.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 11 April 2014, Last modified: 7 November 2017