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Tasmania - Organisation

Monomeeth Family Group Home (c. 1981 - c. 2011)

From
c. 1981
To
c. 2011
Categories
Family Group Home, Government-run, Home and Temporary Care

Monomeeth Family Group Home, run by the government, opened in Launceston in about 1981. It provided temporary accommodation to children who were wards of state or supervised in other ways by the Social Welfare Department and its successors. Monomeeth closed around 2011.

Details

The government purchased Monomeeth Family Group Home in 1979.

A married woman managed Monomeeth 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 or in transit between homes. Some children stayed in the home longer if they got on well with the foster parent.

According to Departmental files, Monomeeth was still operating in 2011.

Location

c. 1981 - c. 2011
Location - Monomeeth Family Group Home was in Vaux Street, Launceston. Location: Launceston

Publications

Reports

  • Department of Social Welfare: report for the year ended 1981, Department of Social Welfare, Hobart, 1981. Details
  • 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

Sources used to compile this entry: Department of Social Welfare: report for the year ended 1981, Department of Social Welfare, Hobart, 1981; 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; Ombudsman Tasmania, Review of claims of abuse from adults in state care as children - Final Report - Phase 2, June 2006.

Prepared by: Caroline Evans