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Victoria - Organisation

Yooralla (1945 - 1993)

From
1945
To
1993
Categories
Disability Institution, Home, Hostel and School
Website
http://www.yooralla.com.au/

Yooralla was established in Balwyn in 1945. It was a hostel and school for children with a disability. It accommodated some Victorian wards of state. The Balwyn site and facilities were sold in 1993.

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Yooralla purchased a property on the corner of Belmore and Balwyn Roads, known as Windsor Lodge, in 1945. This became a hostel with accommodation for children, and a school was established by the Education Department on the adjacent site.

Yooralla had first begun as a kindergarten for children with disabilities in 1918. Located in Drummond, and later Pelham Street, in Carlton, it was renamed Yooralla Hospital School and Kindergarten in 1922.

In 1959, following the first GTV9 Telethon for Yooralla, funds were raised which enabled the expansion of the Balwyn hostel and school, and the establishment of a medical treatment block.

In 1977, Yooralla merged with the Victorian Society for Crippled Children and Adults to become the Yooralla Society of Victoria. The Balwyn site and facilities were sold in 1993.

Location

1945 - 1993
Location - Yooralla Hostel wa located at the corner of Belmore and Balwyn Roads, Balwyn. Location: Balwyn

Publications

Books

  • Norris, Ada M. Dame, The society: being some account of the Victorian Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Victorian Society for Crippled Children and Adults, South Melbourne, 1974. Details

Online Resources

Photos

Yooralla Balwyn
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Yooralla Balwyn
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Prepared by: Cate O'Neill