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Western Australia - Organisation

Mofflyn (1959 - 1984)

  • Mofflyn Children's Home

    Mofflyn Children's Home, 14 September 2012
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From
1959
To
1984
Categories
Children's Home, Cottage Home, Home, Methodist and Uniting Church
Alternative Names
  • Mofflyn House (also known as, 1959 - 1961)

Mofflyn (or Mofflyn House) was the new name given in 1959 to the Methodist Children's Home. It housed children in four cottages (Wesley, Guild, Dowerin and Meckering). In 1984, the Mofflyn campus was closed but the Uniting Church continued to be involved in out of home care through Mofflyn Child and Family Services.

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Mofflyn (which was also known as 'Mofflyn House') was the new name given to the Methodist Homes for Children 1959, but it was not until 1961 that the Child Welfare Department (CWD) used 'Mofflyn' in its annual reports.

Mofflyn had four cottages situated on a 12 acre property in East Victoria Park (Wesley, Guild, Dowerin and Meckering) as well as the larger building, Mofflyn House, which held the Schoolar Memorial Kindergarten and staff offices.

The name 'Mofflyn' was created to honour two early donors: the Mofflins (whose name also appears on the Mofflin Gate at the Claremont Showgrounds) and the Lynns.

Mofflyn was run by the Methodist Homes for Children until 1977, when the Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational churches merged to become the Uniting Church. It was then run by the Uniting Church Child and Family Care Services, as part of the 'Mofflyn Group' of Homes.

In 1984, the Mofflyn campus was closed. The Uniting Church continued to be involved in out of home care and the Mofflyn name lived on through Mofflyn Child and Family Services.

Events

1959 - 1984
Location - Mofflyn House was located in East Victoria Park. Location: East Victoria Park

Timeline

 1922 - 1959 Methodist Children's Home
       1959 - 1984 Mofflyn

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Publications

Books

  • Cattermole, Jean, The History of 'Mofflyn' 1909 - 1995, 1995. Details

Journals

  • Uniting Church in Australia (WA Synod), Department of Media (ed.), Western Impact, 1977-2007. Details

Online Resources

Photos

Mofflyn, Wesley Cottage
Title
Mofflyn, Wesley Cottage
Type
Image
Date
1965
Place
East Victoria Park, Western Australia

Details

The 'Homes' Herald 1965 [Methodist Homes for Children]
Title
The 'Homes' Herald 1965 [Methodist Homes for Children]
Type
Document
Date
December 1965

Details

Mofflyn, Dowerin Cottage
Title
Mofflyn, Dowerin Cottage
Type
Image
Date
1966
Place
East Victoria Park, Western Australia

Details

The 'Homes' Herald, 1966 [Methodist Homes for Children]
Title
The 'Homes' Herald, 1966 [Methodist Homes for Children]
Type
Document
Date
December 1966

Details

Mofflyn Children's Home
Title
Mofflyn Children's Home
Type
Image
Date
1970
Place
East Victoria Park, Western Australia

Details

The 'Homes' Herald, 1970 [Methodist Homes for Children]
Title
The 'Homes' Herald, 1970 [Methodist Homes for Children]
Type
Document
Date
December 1970

Details

The 'Homes' Herald, 1974 [Methodist Homes for Children]
Title
The 'Homes' Herald, 1974 [Methodist Homes for Children]
Type
Document
Date
December 1974

Details

The 'Homes' Herald, 1978 [Methodist Homes for Children]
Title
The 'Homes' Herald, 1978 [Methodist Homes for Children]
Type
Document
Date
December 1978

Details

Mofflyn turns back the pages
Title
Mofflyn turns back the pages
Type
Document
Date
February 2006

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Cattermole, Jean, The History of 'Mofflyn' 1909 - 1995, 1995; Information Services, Department for Community Development, Signposts: A Guide for Children and Young People in Care in WA from 1920, Government of Western Australia, http://signposts.cpfs.wa.gov.au/; Parliament of Australia Senate, Lost Innocents: Righting the Record Report on Child Migration, Community Affairs References Committee, Senate Printing Unit, Canberra, 2001, http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/completed_inquiries/1999-02/child_migrat/report/index.htm.

Prepared by: Debra Rosser