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Victoria - Organisation

Young Christian Workers Movement (c. 1941 - )

c. 1941
Church Agency and Receiving Agency
Alternative Names
  • YCW (Acronym)
  • YCWM (Acronym)

The Young Christian Workers' Movement (YCW) was established in 1941 in Melbourne, by Catholic priest Father Francis William Lombard in 1941. The YCW was briefly involved with child migration to Victoria, and ran a hostel for young migrant workers in Hawthorn in the late 1940s and early 1950s. It also ran a hostel in Albert Park for boys from St Augustine's Orphanage.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Coldrey, Barry, Good British stock: child and youth migration to Australia, National Archives of Australia, 1999,; Sources and material relating to the history and development of the Cardijn movements in Australia., Cardijn Community Australia,

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill