Rowellyn Family Group Home, in Brighton, was operated by the Presbyterian and Uniting Churches. It was established by the Presbyterian Church in January 1965. Management was transferred to the newly-created Uniting Church on 22 June 1977. It was known as "Rowellyn" from March 1985. It closed in February 1989 and reopened in around 1990/91. Rowellyn closed 15 August 1997.
Rowellyn Family Group Home was licensed under the State Children Act 1911 on February 1965 and under the Children's Services Act 1965 on 4 August 1966.
Sources used to compile this entry: Department of Families, Missing pieces: information to assist former residents of children's institutions to access records, State of Queensland, 2001. pp.72-73.; Email correspondence with Presbyterian Church of Queensland archives, November 2014.
Prepared by: Lee Butterworth
Created: 22 June 2011, Last modified: 11 November 2014