The Catholic Daughters Holiday Home, in Sandgate, was run by the Catholic Daughters of Australia. It began operating in 1930 to provide a seaside holiday for disadvantaged children.The Catholic Daughters rented homes each Christmas holiday period for this purpose. Plans to build their own holiday home in 1955 were never carried out.
From 1930 the Catholic Daughters of Australia rented a house at Sandgate for 6 weeks each Christmas holidays, to provide a seaside holiday for children from poor homes. In 1937 a home at Brighton Terrace, Sandgate, and in 1938 the house known as "Hillcrest" at Kennedy Parade, Sandgate, were rented for the summer vacation periods.
Twenty children at a time, aged from 5 to 12 years, and from various religions, were accommodated for a week. It was not uncommon for Archbishop Duhig to officiate at the annual opening of the Daughters of Australia Home for the holiday season.
In 1955 the Catholic Daughters of Australia had plans to commence building their own holiday home at Scarborough but it appears that this never eventuated.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Holiday Home', Sunday Mail, 18 December 1932, p. 14, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article97783279; 'Holiday for Poor Children', Courier Mail, 13 December 1937, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37901092; 'Tastefull Ceremony', 16 December 1940, p. 5, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article44887037; 'C.D.A. Holiday Home', Courier Mail, 15 December 1941, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41931194; 'Start Plans for Yeppoon Home', Central Queensland Herald, 26 May 1955, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article79249746.
Prepared by: Lee Butterworth
Created: 26 July 2012, Last modified: 12 June 2014