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Bernard-Smith Children's Home (c. 1961 - 1986?)

  • Bernard-Smith Children's Home

    Bernard-Smith Children's Home, c. 1961 - c. 1986, courtesy of Care Leavers Australaisa Network (CLAN).
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From
c. 1961
To
1986?
Categories
Children's Home, Home, Temporary Care and Wesleyan Methodist
Alternative Names
  • Bernard Smith Children's Home

The Bernard-Smith Children's Home was established at Pymble by the Central Methodist Mission, after a donation by Ken Bernard-Smith, a solicitor. An Australian Women's Weekly article from 1961 indicates the Home was open by then. It was for boys and girls aged from two to 17 who were alone due to family breakdown. As at 2016, it was thought this home probably closed around 1986 or later.

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Location

1968 - 1977?
Address - Bernard-Smith Children's Home was located at 104 Livingstone Avenue, Pymble. Location: Pymble

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Bernard-Smith Children's Home
Title
Bernard-Smith Children's Home
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Date
c. 1961 - c. 1986
Source
Care Leavers Australaisa Network (CLAN)

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Sources used to compile this entry: 'Lonely People', Australian Women's Weekly, 19 April 1961, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article55473382; Wesley Mission 200 Years Pioneering Care: Celebrating the bicentenary of Methodism in Australia, Wesley Mission, 2012, https://web.archive.org/web/20140719125406/http://www.wesleymission.org.au/200years/history.asp; Homes and Orphanages Listings, Care Leavers Australia Network (CLAN), https://web.archive.org/web/20180421161802/http://www.clan.org.au/homes/all/; Moyes, Gordon, 'Caring for the Kids', in Rev Dr Gordon Moyes, AC, Gordon Moyes, 21 March 2007, http://www.gordonmoyes.com/2007/03/21/caring-for-the-kids/; Email from former staff member (2014) regarding date the home closed ie 1982?. Email from former resident (2016) regarding the date the home closed ie 1986?, a PDF version is held in the Find & Connect Project project (FACP) files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre).

Prepared by: Naomi Parry