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Queensland - Organisation

Church of England Rescue Home (1894 - 1898)

21 September 1894
Anglican, Children's Home, Home and Protestant
Alternative Names
  • St Mary's Church of England Rescue Home (Also known as)
  • St Mary's Penitentiary Home (Also known as)

The Church of England Rescue Home, in West End was established in 1894. It was run by the Society of the Sacred Advent. The Home accommodated pregnant single girls and unwed mothers and their babies. The residents operated a laundry on the site to generate income. In 1898 the Home relocated to Taringa.



1894 - 1898
Location - The Church of England Rescue Home was situated at Hardgrave Road, West End. Location: West End



  • Department of Families, Missing pieces: information to assist former residents of children's institutions to access records, State of Queensland, 2001. Details

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Woman's World: St Mary's Home', Brisbane Courier, 6 November 1897,

Prepared by: Lee Butterworth