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Victoria - Organisation

Salvation Army Children's Creche (1915 - 1947)

From
1915
To
1947
Categories
Children's Home, Home and Salvation Army
Alternative Names
  • North Carlton Children's Centre

The Salvation Army Children's Creche, in North Carlton, was established in 1915. It offered care for pre-school children under the age of five. The Melbourne City Council bought the property and buildings in 1947.

Details

The Salvation Army Children's Creche, in Canning Street, North Carlton, was established in 1915. The property at 481 Canning Street was a bequest to the Church from Mrs E. Wakely. She had requested the establishment of a creche on the site.

The establishment of creches was driven by concern about the children of working mothers, particularly those under the age of five, who could not attend school. The Salvation Army built a two-storey brick building on the land and the Children's Creche was officially opened in August 1916.

In 1945, the Argus reported on the Salvation Army's plans for 40 toddlers from the Creche to holiday at its summer seaside camp in Parkdale.

The Melbourne City Council bought the property and buildings in 1947.

Location

1915 - 1947
Address - The Salvation Army Children's Creche was located in 481 Canning Street, North Carlton. Location: North Carlton

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Sources used to compile this entry: Gleeson, Catherine, Among the terraces: Carlton's parks and pastimes, Carlton Forest Project, North Carlton, Vic, 198?. Also available at http://web.archive.org/web/20150404001801/http://www.unimelb.edu.au/infoserv/lee/htm/family_support.htm.

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill