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Our Lady of Sion Orphanage (1913 - 1947)

  • Our Lady of Sion Convent, Sale

    Our Lady of Sion Convent, Sale, N.D., by Young, John, courtesy of John Young Collection, Victorian Places.
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From
1913
To
1947
Categories
Catholic, Home and Orphanage
Alternative Names
  • Notre Dame de Sion Orphanage

The Our Lady of Sion Orphanage was established in 1913. It was run by the Sisters of Sion and situated in the town of Sale on the grounds of a college for girls. It generally accommodated girls aged from 4 to 15 years. It ceased to operate in 1947.

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The Orphanage was run by the Sisters of Sion. According to 'A piece of the story' (1999), many children admitted to the Orphanage were placed there 'by their families for varying periods of time because of difficulties at home'.

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1913 - 1947
Location - Our Lady of Sion Orphanage was located in Raglan Street, Sale. Location: Sale

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Our Lady of Sion Convent, Sale
Title
Our Lady of Sion Convent, Sale
Type
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Date
N.D.
Creator
Young, John
Source
John Young Collection, Victorian Places

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: 'A Piece of the Story': National Directory of Records of Catholic organisations caring for children separated from their families, Australian Catholic Social Welfare Commission & Australian Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes, November 1999, http://www.cssa.org.au/storage/A%20Piece%20of%20the%20Story.pdf.

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill