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Kardinia Children's Home (1947 - 1986)

  • Kardinia [editor's note: Salvation Army Children's Home]

    Kardinia [editor's note: Salvation Army Children's Home]
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From
1947
To
1986
Categories
Children's Home, Home, Protestant and Salvation Army
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  • Kardinia Salvation Army Children's Home

The Kardinia Children's Home in Belmont (Geelong) was established in 1947 and was run by the Salvation Army. It accommodated toddlers aged between two and five. The Home closed in 1986.

In around 2003 when the property was being "cleaned out", the personal files of children who had been at the Home were destroyed. It appears that the importance of these files and the meaning they might hold for former residents was not properly understood when this very regrettable incident occurred. There is however historical material about Kardinia at the Salvation Army Archives and Museum.

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1947 - 1986
Address - The Kardinia Children's Home was located in 1 Riverview Terrace, Belmont (Geelong). Location: Geelong

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Sources used to compile this entry: The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory, 'Children's Homes: A list of openings, closings and function (submission 46)', in Inquiry into Institutional Care: Submissions received as at 17/03/05, Commonwealth of Australia, 2005, http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/Completed_inquiries/2004-07/inst_care/submissions/sublist; Phone conversation with Mimi Morizzi related to the records of former residents of Kardinia, 18 August 2010 - RT.

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill, Rachel Tropea