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Babies' Home
The term Babies' Home generally refers to institutions for children under the age of three, though not all institutions which served this purpose were named babies' homes. For instance, in the nineteenth century, such institutions were often known as infant asylums and others were called foundling hospitals. These institutions were usually associated with services for single mothers, and often functioned (officially or not) as adoption agencies. Staff in babies' homes were usually trained nurses. Some institutions also provided training for mothercraft nurses.
Adelaide Walker Home (1951 - 1980)
Belhaven Home for Mothers and Babies (1942 - 1948)
Bidura (1920 - 1977)
Bomaderry Aboriginal Children's Home (1908 - 1980)
Broken Hill Shelter (c. 1905 - c. 1994)
Cicada Home (1911 - 1930s)
Corelli Babies' Home (c. 1945 - c. 1970)
Corelli Hospital for Women (1919 - c. 1945)
Dalwood Children's Home (1924 - 1989)
Dr Dill Macky Memorial Home (1922 - 1983)
Dr Dill Macky Memorial Home for Children, Auburn (1917 - 1982)
Eastwood Home for Mothers and Babies (1915 - 1922)
Garth (1924 - 1934?)
Hillside Home for Mothers and Babies (1913 - 1920)
Home for Mothers with Infants, Croydon (1909 - 1911?)
Home for Sick Infants, Paddington (1907 - 1913)
Hopeleigh Maternity Home (c. 1910 - 1956)
The Infants' Home, Ashfield (1877 - )
King Edward VII Home, Auburn (1911 - 1917)
Lady Edeline Hospital for Sick Babies (1914 - 1936)
McCredie Cottage (1970 - 1993)
Montrose Infants' Home (c. 1949 - c. 1978)
Montrose Maternity Hospital (c. 1920 - c. 1935)
Myee (1926 - 1977)
Our Babies Home (1894 - 1904)
Our Lady of Mercy Home, Waitara (c. 1928 - 1977)
Queen Victoria Hospital for Women and Babies (1895 - 1976)
Raith Lark Hill Hostel (1964 - 1990?)
Renwick Hospital for Infants, Thomas Street (1911 - 1920)
Rockdale Babies Home (1894 - 1976)
Roslyn Hall Babies Home (1911 - 1973)
Santa Marina (1919 - 1930?)
Scarba House for Children (1965 - 1986)
Scarba Welfare House for Children (1920 - 1965)
Scarba Welfare House for Women and Children (1917 - 1920)
Shaftesbury Home for Babies and Mothers (c. 1913 - 1915)
St Alban's Home for Boys (1920 - 1980)
St Anne's Nursery (1952 - 1963)
St Anthony's Home Croydon (1925 - 1980)
St Anthony's Petersham (1922 - 1925)
St Christopher's Home for Little Children (1928 - 1978)
St Gerard's [Hospital] (1964 - 1980)
St Margaret's Home for Unwed Mothers (1894 - 1982)
Sydney Foundling Hospital (1874 - 1877)
Sydney Foundling Institution (1874)
Sydney Home for Babies (1910 - 1911)
Sydney Norland Nurseries (1908 - 1945)
Thirlmere Babies' Home (1907 - 1913)
Thornbury Lodge (c. 1958 - c. 1990)
Tresillian North Home (1927 - )
Tresillian Petersham (1921 - 1997)
Tresillian Vaucluse (c. 1935 - 1968)
Tresillian Wollstonecraft (1940 - )
Troup (1933 - 1976)
Waitara Foundling Home (1898 - 1927)
Baptist
The term Baptist describes a person or organisation affiliated with the Baptist Church.
Aborigines Inland Mission (1905 - 1998)
Australian Indigenous Ministries (1998 - )
Baptist Community Services (1986 - 2013)
BaptistCare (2014 - )
Blue Ribbon Gospel Army (c. 1882 - c. 1890)
Carisbrook (1975 - 1995)
Karingal Children's Home (1956 - 1986)
Kings Langley Substitute Care for Adolescents (1994 - 2004?)
Leith House (c. 1960 - 2013)
New South Wales Baptist Homes Trust (1944 - 1986)
Pathways Adolescent Unit (1991 - 2008)
Ruhamah (1959 - 1985)
Thorington (1973 - 1981)
Benevolent Asylum
Benevolent Asylums were institutions set up in the nineteenth century to house 'destitute' men, women and children, as well as 'deserted wives', 'waifs' and 'orphans'. They were run by philanthropic groups and relied on both private donations and government subsidies to fund their work. Before the establishment of institutions specifically for children, many children who would later be classed as 'neglected' or juvenile offenders were accommodated in benevolent asylums.
Benevolent Asylum (1821 - 1901)
Liverpool Asylum (1851 - 1862)
Thomas Street Asylum (1904 - 1911)