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Kildonan Residential Units (c. 1958 - 2003?)

From
c. 1958
To
2003?
Categories
Family Group Home, Home, Presbyterian, Protestant and Uniting Church
Alternative Names
  • Kildonan Family Group Homes (Also known as)

Kildonan Residential Units came into being in around 1958, when Kildonan set up its first family group home next-door to the Kildonan children's Home in Burwood. The Burwood Home was sold in 1960, and seven more family group homes were purchased in the eastern suburbs. In 1989, Richmond Community Care Inc. Took over the management three of Kildonan's residential units.

Details

Kildonan Residential Units came into being around 1958, when a property adjoining the Children's Home in Burwood was purchased to be used as Kildonan's first family group home, on an experimental basis.

Subsequently, several homes in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne were purchased as Kildonan moved away from 'institutional' care towards the family group home model.

At various times, Kildonan family group homes were located at Blackburn, Box Hill, Burwood, East Malvern, Syndal, North Balwyn, Canterbury, Hawthorn, Richmond, and Wattle Park.

In 1989, Richmond Community Care Inc. Took over the management of the three residential units formerly managed by Kildonan.

In 2007. Kildonan Uniting Care became the custodian of records of the programs run by Kildonan Homes for Children.

Location

1958 - 1960
Location - The house adjoining Kildonan's home in Burwood became available, and was purchased to be used as the first family group home, on an experimental basis. Location: Burwood
c. 1965 - 2003?
Address - There was a Kildonan Family Group Home was situated at 18 Ellsa Street, North Balwyn. Location: Balwyn North
c. 1965 - 2003?
Address - There was a Kildonan Family Group Home was situated at 22 Morshead Avenue, Syndal. Location: Syndal
c. 1965 - 2003?
Address - There was a Kildonan Family Group Home was situated at 88 Main Street, Blackburn. Location: Blackburn
c. 1965 - 2003?
Address - There was a Kildonan Family Group Home was situated at 19 Kangerong Road, Box Hill. Location: Box Hill
c. 1980 - 2003?
Address - There was a Kildonan Family Group Home was situated at 1/175 Kent Street, Richmond. Location: Richmond
c. 1980 - 2003?
Address - There was a Kildonan Family Group Home was situated at 227 Elgar Road, Wattle Park. Location: Wattle Park
c. 1980 - 2003?
Address - There was a Kildonan Family Group Home was situated at 15 Wattle Valley Road, Canterbury. Location: Canterbury
c. 1980 - 2003?
Address - There was a Kildonan Family Group Home was situated at 17 Lalwa Street, Blackburn. Location: Blackburn
c. 1980 - 2003?
Address - There was a Kildonan Family Group Home was situated at 141 Highett Street, Richmond. Location: Richmond
c. 1980 - 2003?
Address - There was a Kildonan Family Group Home was situated at 36 Moselle Street, Box Hill. Location: Box Hill
c. 1980 - 2003?
Address - There was a Kildonan Family Group Home was situated at 141 Finch Street, East Malvern. Location: Malvern East

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Related Archival Collections

Publications

Books

  • Robinson, Marjorie, Kildonan: one hundred years of caring 1881-1981, The Council of the Uniting Church Kildonan Homes for Children, Camberwell, 1981. Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Robinson, Marjorie, Kildonan: one hundred years of caring 1881-1981, The Council of the Uniting Church Kildonan Homes for Children, Camberwell, 1981.

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill