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New South Wales - Organisation

Cudgelo Junior Red Cross Home (1923 - 1951)

  • There are kiddies from back of Bourke among this happy group of youngsters in the water at Ramsgate, where they are the guests of the Junior Red Cross

    There are kiddies from back of Bourke among this happy group of youngsters in the water at Ramsgate, where they are the guests of the Junior Red Cross, 1934
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From
1923
To
1951
Categories
Children's Home, Convalescent Home, Holiday Home and Home
Alternative Names
  • Cudgelo House (also known as)
  • Cudgelo Junior Red Cross Seaside Preventorium (also known as)
  • Cudgelo Seaside Home (also known as)

Cudgelo Junior Red Cross Home was opened as a Junior Red Cross Home in Ramsgate in 1923. It appears to have been a girls' Holiday and Convalescence home for children from the Far West of New South Wales, including the Bourke district. The Home closed in 1951 and the work was transferred to the Eleanor MacKinnon Memorial Home.

Details

It was reported in The Sydney Morning Herald, 1934, that Cudgelo was originally been opened in 1923 in a rented property. Thanks to the funding of the young members they were able to purchase land and build a house. The Home was able to accommodate 100 children a year, in groups of 15.

Location

1923 - 1951?
Location - Cudgelo Junior Red Cross Home was located on Alfred Street, Ramsgate. Location: Ramsgate

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There are kiddies from back of Bourke among this happy group of youngsters in the water at Ramsgate, where they are the guests of the Junior Red Cross
Title
There are kiddies from back of Bourke among this happy group of youngsters in the water at Ramsgate, where they are the guests of the Junior Red Cross
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Date
1934

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Sick Children's Holiday', Barrier Miner, 7 December 1928, http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/46043191; 'Tree-Planting at Cudgelo', The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 May 1931, http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/16776268; 'Five Hundred Miles…for Health!', Australian Women's Weekly, 2 December 1933, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48205017; 'Junior Fun - "Cudgelo" Seaside Home - The House that the Children Built…', The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 January 1934, http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/17042876; 'Don't forget', Australian Women's Weekly, 7 November 1936, http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/47478581; 'Kingswood Junior Red Cross', Nepean Times, 8 September 1949, p. 2, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article117914064; 'New J.R.C. Children's Home', Jerilderie Herald and Urana Advertiser (NSW), 3 May 1951, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article134737165; Email received from former resident, 22 December 2015.

Prepared by: Naomi Parry