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Royal Commission into Charitable Institutions (1890 - 1895)

18 March 1890
12 August 1895

The Royal Commission into Charitable Institutions was established on 18 March 1890, and presented its final report to the Victorian Parliament in August 1895. The findings included the removal of city-based institutions to less expensive rural locations. The concentration of female rescue work onto one site and orphans to be boarded out in rural locations.



  • Charitable institutions: report of the Royal Commission on Charitable Institutions, Government Printer, Melbourne, 1891. Details

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Swain, Shurlee, History of Australian inquiries reviewing institutions providing care for children, Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Sydney, October 2014,

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill