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Mt Lawley Reception Home (1973 - 1980)

  • Mt Lawley Reception Home

    Mt Lawley Reception Home, 1975, courtesy of Department for Child Protection and Family Support, Department for Community Welfare, Western Australia , Annual Report 1975, p.44.
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From
1973
To
1980
Categories
Children's Home, Government-run, Home and Receiving Home
Alternative Names
  • Child Welfare Reception Home (also known as)
  • CWRH (also known as)
  • Mt Lawley Children's Reception Centre (also known as)

Mt Lawley Reception Home was the new name given in 1973 to the government-run Child Welfare Reception Home. It gave temporary accommodation to children and young people who were: awaiting placement with foster parents or institutions; staying in Perth for medical or dental treatment; and referred from, or awaiting appearances at, the Children's Court. In 1980 Mt Lawley Reception Home became the Walcott Centre.

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The Mt Lawley Reception Home was run by the Department for Community Welfare. It had a number of functions. It was a temporary place for children coming into the child welfare system and who went on to placement in an institution or foster home. Children from the country who had no family in Perth might also stay there while they had medical or dental treatment in Perth. The Reception Home also took children who had been referred from the Children's Court, or who were awaiting a court appearance.

Mt Lawley Reception Home continued to be referred to by its previous name, Child Welfare Reception Home (or acronyms such as CWRH) in departmental files throughout the period 1974 to 1979.

In 1980, the Mt Lawley Reception Home became the Walcott Centre.

Events

1973 - 1980
Address - The Mt Lawley Reception Home was on the corner of Walcott and Lord Streets, Mount Lawley. Location: Mount Lawley

Timeline

 1893 - 1907 Government Industrial School
       1907 - 1935 Government Receiving Depot
             1935 - 1952 Government Receiving Home
                   1953 - 1972 Child Welfare Reception Home
                         1973 - 1980 Mt Lawley Reception Home
                               1980 - 1984 Walcott Centre

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Mt Lawley Reception Home
Title
Mt Lawley Reception Home
Type
Image
Date
1975
Source
Department for Child Protection and Family Support, Department for Community Welfare, Western Australia , Annual Report 1975, p.44

Details

Mt Lawley Reception Home, group
Title
Mt Lawley Reception Home, group
Type
Image
Date
1975
Source
Department for Child Protection and Family Support, Department for Community Welfare, Western Australia , Annual Report 1975, p.45

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Reception Home front door, 1921
Title
Reception Home front door, 1921
Type
Image
Date
2013
Source
Dr Debra Rosser

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Reception Home doors, 1921
Title
Reception Home doors, 1921
Type
Image
Date
2013
Source
Dr Debra Rosser

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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; State Records Office of Western Australia, Wards - Director's Approval to Transfer from one Institution to Another and Amend Training, Reference Code AU WA S1099- cons2607 A0191 V4.

Prepared by: Debra Rosser