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Western Australia - Organisation

Swan Homes (1943 - 1959)

From
1943
To
1959
Categories
Anglican, Children's Home, Home, Orphanage, Protestant, Receiving Agency and School
Alternative Names
  • Swan Homes (Boys and Girls) (also known as, 1943 - 1959)

Swan Homes, in Middle Swan was created from a merger of two Anglican children's homes in 1943.The Perth Girls' Orphanage was evacuated to Swan Boys' Orphanage at Middle Swan during World War II, and the two children's homes merged into one institution. During this time, the type of accommodation changed from dormitories to large houses on the Middle Swan site. Swan Homes admitted children who were wards of the State, child migrants from Britain, and children placed privately by family or others. In 1960, Swan Homes became Swanleigh.

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Events

1943 - 1959
Location - Swan Homes was located in Yule Avenue, Middle Swan. Location: Middle Swan

Timeline

 1869 - 1876 Perth Boys' Orphanage
       1868 - 1942 Perth Girls' Orphanage
       1876 - 1942 Swan Boys' Orphanage
             1943 - 1959 Swan Homes
                   1960 - 2010 Swanleigh

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Publications

Books

  • Peterkin, A. Roy, The Noisy Mansions : the story of Swanleigh 1868-1971, Perth Diocesan Trustees, Anglican Church of Australia, Midland, Western Australia, 1986. Part 2. For images of the grounds and of boys and staff, see p. 137 and p. 131. Details

Book Sections

  • 'Colonial Secretary's Department', in JS Battye (ed.), The Cyclopedia of Western Australia (1912), vol. 1, Hesperian Press, Victoria Park, 1985, pp. 502-507. Details

Online Resources

Photos

Coogee Home [I]
Title
Coogee Home [I]
Type
Image
Date
1931 - 1959
Source
Anglican Diocese of Perth, Western Australia, Archives

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Coogee Home [II]
Title
Coogee Home [II]
Type
Image
Date
1946 - 1948
Source
Anglican Diocese of Perth, Western Australia, Archives

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John Moss C.B.E. U.K. Child Welfare Expert. Visit to Australia. Part II
Title
John Moss C.B.E. U.K. Child Welfare Expert. Visit to Australia. Part II
Type
Document
Date
1951 - 1952
Source
National Archives of Australia
Note
There is information about Swan Homes in the John Moss Visit to Australia file Part II, please see pp.30, 118, 130, 132, 139, 141

Details

Enquiry by Mr. John Moss. Points on which information is needed as to provision for the welfare of children emigrating from the United Kingdom to Australia
Title
Enquiry by Mr. John Moss. Points on which information is needed as to provision for the welfare of children emigrating from the United Kingdom to Australia
Type
Document
Date
10 May 1951
Source
National Archives of Australia

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Minutes of conference of representatives of institutions accommodating migrant children
Title
Minutes of conference of representatives of institutions accommodating migrant children
Type
Document
Date
25 May 1951
Source
National Archives of Australia

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Anglican Homes Response to Moss Questionnaire
Title
Anglican Homes Response to Moss Questionnaire
Type
Document
Date
29 May 1951
Source
National Archives of Australia

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Moss Report Implementation [Excerpt] - Swan Homes
Title
Moss Report Implementation [Excerpt] - Swan Homes
Type
Document
Date
20 April 1954
Source
National Archives of Australia,

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Moss Report [Excerpt] - Pocket Money
Title
Moss Report [Excerpt] - Pocket Money
Type
Document
Date
23 February 1955
Source
National Archives of Australia,

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Moss Report Implementation [Excerpt] - Case Histories
Title
Moss Report Implementation [Excerpt] - Case Histories
Type
Document
Date
18 March 1955
Source
National Archives of Australia

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Moss Report Implementation [Excerpt] - Health Examinations
Title
Moss Report Implementation [Excerpt] - Health Examinations
Type
Document
Date
21 April 1955
Source
National Archives of Australia,

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The Noisy Mansions : the story of Swanleigh 1868-1971
Title
The Noisy Mansions : the story of Swanleigh 1868-1971
Type
Document
Date
1986

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Information Services, Department for Community Development, Signposts: A Guide for Children and Young People in Care in WA from 1920, Government of Western Australia, 2004, http://signposts.cpfs.wa.gov.au/pdf/pdf.aspx; Peterkin, A. Roy, The Noisy Mansions : the story of Swanleigh 1868-1971, Perth Diocesan Trustees, Anglican Church of Australia, Midland, Western Australia, 1986. Part 2. For images of the grounds and of boys and staff, see p. 137 and p. 131..

Prepared by: Debra Rosser