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Victorian School for Deaf Children (1949 - 1995)

  • Victorian School for Deaf Children

    Victorian School for Deaf Children, by John T. Collins
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From
1949
To
1995
Categories
Children's Home, Disability Institution, Home, Non-denominational and School
Alternative Names
  • Victorian College for the Deaf (1995 - )
  • Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution (1866 - 1949)
Website
http://www.vcd.vic.edu.au/

The Victorian School for Deaf Children was the new name given in 1949 to the former Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution. By the 1970s the School had 180 pupils of which 40 were in residence. As the School closed on weekends, any children not able to go home were placed at two family group homes established in the 1970s by the School in Box Hill.

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The Victorian School for Deaf Children was the new name given in 1949 to the former Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution.

Although state wards had been placed at the school since the late 1940s, the School was not classified as a Category 2 Children's Home until 1972. In the 1970s the School established two family group homes for deaf children in Box Hill.

In 1995, it became the Victorian College for the Deaf.

Location

1949 - 1995
Address - The Victorian School for Deaf Children was situated at the corner of St. Kilda Rd and High St, Prahran. Location: Prahran

Timeline

 1860 - 1949 Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution
       1949 - 1995 Victorian School for Deaf Children
             1995 - Victorian College for the Deaf

Publications

Books

  • Burchett, JH, Utmost for the highest: the story of the Victorian School for Deaf Children (formerly the the Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution, Hall's Book Stall, Melbourne, 1964. Details

Online Resources

Photos

Victorian School for Deaf Children
Title
Victorian School for Deaf Children
Type
Image
Creator
John T. Collins

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: James Jenkinson Consulting, Guide to out-of-home care services 1940-2000 - Volume One: Agency Descriptions, Department of Human Services, Unpublished, November 2001, https://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/sites/default/files/DHS.3004.011.0367.pdf; The history of the Victorian College for the Deaf, Victorian College for the Deaf, http://www.vcd.vic.edu.au/?page_id=56.

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill