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Malmesbury Family Group Home (c. 1981 - 2009)

  • The former Malmesbury Girls', Receiving and Family Group Home in 2010.The evacuation slide is on the right.The Social Welfare Department installed it in case of fire.

    The former Malmesbury Girls', Receiving and Family Group Home in 2010.The evacuation slide is on the right.The Social Welfare Department installed it in case of fire.
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From
c. 1981
To
2009
Categories
Family Group Home, Government-run, Home and Temporary Care

Malmesbury Family Group Home, run by the government, replaced Malmesbury Receiving Home in about 1981. It was in West Hobart. The Home provided temporary accommodation to children who were wards of state or supervised in other ways by the Social Welfare Department and its successors. The Home closed in 2009.

Details

A married woman managed Malmesbury Family Group Home with the assistance of her husband, who was in paid employment outside the Home. In return, they did not pay rent.

The Home provided accommodation for new wards of the state or children on remand from the courts until the Department found a more permanent placement for them. It also took in children requiring temporary accommodation under the Domestic Service Assistance Act and in transit between homes. Some children stayed in the home longer if they got on well with the Family Group Home Carer.

Location

c. 1981 - 2009
Location - Malmesbury Family Group Home was located on Cavell Street, West Hobart. Location: West Hobart

Publications

Reports

  • Department of Social Welfare: report for the year ending 1982, Department of Social Welfare, Hobart, 1982. Details
  • Department for Community Welfare: annual report for the year ended 30 June 1984, Department for Community Welfare, Hobart, 1984. Details
  • Ombudsman Tasmania, Review of claims of abuse from adults in state care as children - Final Report - Phase 2, June 2006. Details

Online Resources

Photos

The former Malmesbury Girls', Receiving and Family Group Home in 2008
Title
The former Malmesbury Girls', Receiving and Family Group Home in 2008
Type
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Date
2008

Details

The former Malmesbury Girls', Receiving and Family Group Home in 2009
Title
The former Malmesbury Girls', Receiving and Family Group Home in 2009
Type
Image
Date
2009

Details

The former Malmesbury Girls', Receiving and Family Group Home in 2010.The evacuation slide is on the right.The Social Welfare Department installed it in case of fire.
Title
The former Malmesbury Girls', Receiving and Family Group Home in 2010.The evacuation slide is on the right.The Social Welfare Department installed it in case of fire.
Type
Image
Date
2010

Details

The former Malmesbury Girls', Receiving and Family Group Home
Title
The former Malmesbury Girls', Receiving and Family Group Home
Type
Image
Date
c. 2010

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Department of Social Welfare: report for the year ending 1982, Department of Social Welfare, Hobart, 1982; Department for Community Welfare: annual report for the year ended 30 June 1984, Department for Community Welfare, Hobart, 1984; Report of the Stolen Generations Assessor, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Tasmania, 2008, http://www.dpac.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/53770/Stolen_Generations_Assessor_final_report.pdf; Ombudsman Tasmania, Review of claims of abuse from adults in state care as children - Final Report - Phase 2, June 2006.

Prepared by: Caroline Evans