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Glastonbury - Geelong Protestant Orphanage (1955 - 1977)

From
1955
To
1977
Categories
Home, Non-denominational and Orphanage

Glastonbury- Geelong Protestant Orphanage was the new name given in 1955 to the Geelong and Western District Protestant Orphanage. In 1977, the name changed again, to Glastonbury Children's Home.

Details

In 1955, Glastonbury- Geelong Protestant Orphanage applied to the Victorian government for registration as an approved children's home. The inclusion of Glastonbury in its new name acknowledged one of the first patrons of the orphanage, James Austin.

Reflecting the changing nature of child welfare at that time, in 1974, the organisation established its first family group home, located at 22 The Avenue, Belmont (Geelong).

In 1977, the name changed again, to Glastonbury Children's Home.

Location

1955 - 1977
Location - Glastonbury - Geelong 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

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill