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Glastonbury at Colac (1977 - 1984?)

  • Colac Family Group Home

    Colac Family Group Home, c. 1977
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From
1977
To
1984?
Categories
Care Provider, Family Group Home, Home and Non-denominational

'Glastonbury at Colac' was established in 1977 when Glastonbury Children's Home in Geelong purchased St Cuthbert's Children's Home. It operated three family group homes on the site.

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The Geelong-based organisation Glastonbury Children's Home had a longstanding concern for children in Victoria's Western District. Glastonbury purchased St Cuthbert's Children's Home in Colac when it closed in 1977.

Glastonbury decided to demolish the main building 'Cooraminta', and to subdivide the land, selling one of the brick veneer houses on the property. The three other family group homes previously operated by St Cuthbert's were kept and taken over by Glastonbury Children's Home, and known as 'Glastonbury at Colac'.

Location

1977
Location - Glastonbury at Colac was located on the former site of St Cuthbert's Children's Home, Elliminyt, Colac. Location: Colac

Timeline

 1948 - 1977 St Cuthbert's Home for Boys
       1977 - 1984? Glastonbury at Colac

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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

Photos

St Cuthbert's
Title
St Cuthbert's
Type
Image
Date
1960?

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Colac Family Group Home
Title
Colac Family Group Home
Type
Image
Date
c. 1977

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: 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.

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill