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Geelong and Western District Protestant Orphanage (1909 - 1955)

From
1909
To
1955
Categories
Care Provider, Home, Non-denominational and Orphanage

Geelong and Western District Protestant Orphanage was the new name given to the Geelong Protestant Orphan Asylum in 1909. There was no formal connection between the Orphanage and the church. It accommodated boys and girls, aged between 4 and 14. In 1934, the institution moved to Belmont. In 1955, the Orphanage changed its name to Glastonbury - Geelong Protestant Orphanage.

Details

In 1934 the Geelong and Western District Protestant Orphanage moved to Belmont as a result of industrial pollution and building disrepair at Herne Hill. The new Orphanage in Belmont was designed to accommodate 85 boys and girls.

The Education Department conducted a primary school in the home grounds; by the mid 1950s children from outside the home also attended the primary school. Secondary school aged children attended local state schools in Geelong.

The home's eighty acres were used for dairying and farming.

In 1955, the institution became an approved children's home under Victorian legislation and changed its name to Glastonbury - Geelong Protestant Orphanage.

Location

1909
Location - The Geelong and Western District Protestant Orphanage was located in McCurdy Road, Herne Hill, Geelong. Location: Geelong
1933
Location - The Geelong and Western District Protestant Orphanage was located in Colac Road, Belmont, Geelong. Location: Geelong

Timeline

 c. 1854 - 1862 Geelong Orphan Asylum
       1862 - 1909 Geelong Protestant Orphan Asylum
             1909 - 1955 Geelong and Western District Protestant Orphanage
                   1955 - 1977 Glastonbury - Geelong Protestant Orphanage
                         1977 - 1984 Glastonbury Children's Home
                               1984 - 2011 Glastonbury Child and Family Services
                                     2011 - 2015 Glastonbury Community Services
                                           2015 - Barwon Child, Youth & Family

Publications

Books

  • Jaggs, Donella, Advancing This Good Work: a history of Glastonbury Child & Family Services, Jaggs, Catherine, Glastonbury Child and Family Services, Belmont, Victoria, 1988, 80 pp. Details

Online Resources

Photos

Title
Glastonbury, 1934
Type
Image
Date
1934

Details

Title
The old Protestant Orphanage, Geelong, Victoria
Type
Image
Date
19 March 1937
Creator
C. Fox
Control
Accession No: H19366, Image No: b51504
Source
State Library of Victoria

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Victoria Government Gazette Online Archive 1836-1997, State Library of Victoria, 2009, http://gazette.slv.vic.gov.au/.

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill