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Family Group Home
Family Group Home is the name given to a model of 'care' where small groups of children are accommodated in buildings that approximate the size and form of a average family home. They began to appear in as a form of 'care' in Australia from the late 1940s, following concerns about the lack of individual attention given to children in large-scale institutions. Family Group Homes could be run by government departments or by non-government organisations. In Tasmania, Family Group Homes were not introduced until about 1980. In Tasmania, Family Group Homes run by the Social Welfare Department provided temporary 'care' for children.
Abermere Family Group Home (c. 1981 - c. 2000)
Aboriginal Family Group Home (c. 1975 - 1996)
Bevis Marks Family Group Home (c. 1981 - 1986)
Bimbadeen Family Group Home (c. 1970 - 1982)
Binnowee Family Group Home (c. 1981 - c. 2001)
Carinya Family Group Home (c. 1970 - c. 1978)
Casablanca Family Group Home (c. 1981 - c. 2011)
Connellen Family Group Home (c. 1981 - 2005?)
Cornwall Family Group Home (c. 1981 - 2005?)
Danbury Family Group Home (c. 1981 - c. 1987)
Eastville Family Group Home (1981 - c. 1987)
Garthfield Family Group Home (c. 1983 - 1990?)
Gilburn Family Group Home (c. 1981 - 1985?)
Glynhyfryd Family Group Home (1984 - 2005?)
Haldon Family Group Home (c. 1987 - 2000?)
Kiah Family Group Home (1985 - c. 2000)
Laroona Family Group Home (1983 - c. 2009)
Loreto Family Group Home (1966 - 1983)
Lucinda Family Group Home (1980 - 1986)
Malmesbury Family Group Home (c. 1981 - 2009)
Mardon Family Group Home (c. 1981 - 2000?)
Miranda Family Group Home (1980? - 2005?)
Monomeeth Family Group Home (c. 1981 - c. 2011)
Mosley Family Group Home (c. 1981 - 1991)
Naramarrindi Family Group Home (c. 1983 - c. 2005)
Reeve House (1992 - 2011)
Rochebank Family Group Home (c. 1981 - 2009)
St Joseph's Child Care Centre (1969 - 1978)
Summerhill Family Group Home (c. 1985 - c. 1990)
Villa Maria Family Group Home (1964 - 1982)
Willowbend Family Group Home (1990? - 2005?)
Woodlands Family Group Home (c. 1985 - 2000?)
Farm School
The Farm School was a model of residential 'care' for children, based in a rural area, which trained children (typically boys) in agricultural duties.
Hagley Farm School (1936 - 1976?)
Female Rescue Home
Female Rescue Homes' began as institutions associated with the female rescue movement which was based on Evangelical Christian principles, and aimed to reform 'fallen women' (women engaged in prostitution) through a combination of prayer and hard work. The operations of the female rescue homes in Australia were not limited to the rescue of fallen women. Increasingly, these homes catered to single mothers and their babies. Some female rescue homes specialised in women with particular difficulties, such as alcohol and drug dependency, or women released from prison. Despite the evolution of this type of institution from the 1850s, the term 'female rescue home' was still in use in some states in the mid-twentieth century.
Anchorage Home (1889 - 1920)
Home of Mercy (1890 - c. 1953)
Hope Cottage (1887 - 1896)
Magdalen Home (1893 - 1974)
Rock Lynn House (c. 1895 - 1960)
Foster Care
Foster Care is a method of out-of-home 'care' provided to children and young people who are temporarily or permanently unable to live with their families of origin. Foster care places these children in private family homes.
Kennerley Children's Home (1969 - )
Police Department (1898 - 2004), State of Tasmania