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Western Australia - Organisation

Salvation Army Home for Neglected Girls, Perth (1894 - 1898)

  • The First Home, 1894

    The First Home, 1894, 2002, courtesy of Salvation Army Heritage Museum WA, Cornelie Court social homes closed file.
    Details

From
1894
To
1898
Categories
Female Rescue Home, Home, Maternity Home and Salvation Army
Alternative Names
  • Salvation Army Rescue Home (also known as)
  • Summer St (also known as, 1895 - 1898)
  • Summer Street Rescue Home (also known as, 1895 - 1898)

The Salvation Army Home for Neglected Girls was established in 1894 in Claisebrook Road, Perth (East Perth), for women and girls with a range of needs. The Home moved to Summers Street, East Perth in 1895. In 1898, new premises were built and the Home moved to Cornelie House in Lincoln Street (North Perth, Highgate).

Details

The Salvation Army Home for Neglected Girls began on 27 December 1894 at Claisebrook Road, after Cheriton Street, East Perth. It was also known as the Salvation Army Rescue Home.

The Home was established by J and H Fuller, female Salvation Army officers, who came to Western Australia from Melbourne and Adelaide for this purpose. In a memoir recalling the Home, J Fuller reported that the first house, in Claisebrook Road, was a 'nice cottage but the conveniences and water supply were a fair distance from the home' with a deep well from which water could be drawn with difficulty, and had to be strained before it was fit to use. At first, 'girls and women were not eager to come to the Home' and the first resident was admitted on 27 December 1894. An official opening was held on 18 February 1895 and the Home 'was soon full', according to Fuller, who described the Home as 'a Rescue Home, Maternity and preventive Home'.

At the end of 1895, Fuller reported that the Home moved 'almost opposite', to Summers Street, after West Parade, East Perth.

In 1898, the Home moved to Lincoln Street, Highgate (North Perth) and became Cornelie House (or Cornelie Home). The original house in Claisebrook Road was demolished in 2007.

Events

1894 - 1895
Address - The Salvation Army Home for Neglected Girls was in leased premises 192 Claisebrook Road, East Perth. Location: East Perth
1895 - 1898
Location - The Salvation Army Home for Neglected Girls was located in Summers Street, East Perth. Location: East Perth

Publications

Books

  • Hetherington, Penelope, Paupers, Poor Relief and Poor Housing in Western Australia 1829 to 1910, UWA Publishiing, Crawley, Western Australia, 2009. p.132. Details

Online Resources

Photos

Rescue Home Perth
Title
Rescue Home Perth
Type
Image
Date
1992 - 2001?
Source
Salvation Army Heritage Museum WA, Image on display

Details

Summer St Rescue Home 1895
Title
Summer St Rescue Home 1895
Type
Document
Date
2001
Source
Salvation Army Heritage Museum WA, Summer St. Rescue Home closed social work file

Details

The First Home, 1894
Title
The First Home, 1894
Type
Image
Date
2002
Source
Salvation Army Heritage Museum WA, Cornelie Court social homes closed file

Details

Quarterly Newsletter, Historical Society WA Chapter
Title
Quarterly Newsletter, Historical Society WA Chapter
Type
Document
Date
2002
Source
Salvation Army Heritage Museum WA, Cornelie Court social homes closed file

Details

Cornelie Home, Lincoln Street
Title
Cornelie Home, Lincoln Street
Type
Document
Date
2003
Source
Salvation Army Southern Territory

Details

Second Salvation Army Rescue Home
Title
Second Salvation Army Rescue Home
Type
Document
Date
2009
Source
Salvation Army Heritage Museum WA, Summer St. Rescue Home closed social work file

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: 'The Western Australia post office directory', 1893-1949, http://www.slwa.wa.gov.au/explore-discover/wa-heritage/post-office-directories. Post Office Directory 1895 p.20; 1897 p.253.; Cornelie Home, Lincoln Street [Document], Date: 2003; Hetherington, Penelope, Paupers, Poor Relief and Poor Housing in Western Australia 1829 to 1910, UWA Publishiing, Crawley, Western Australia, 2009. p.132.; Second Salvation Army Rescue Home [Document], Date: 2009; Cornelie Court Social Homes Closed (1898 - 2002) file, document titled 'Annual report' [Graceville, Salvation Army], document titled 'Social History', Salvation Army Heritage Museum WA. Summer St. Rescue Home Closed Social Work, document 'Re: Heritage - 192 Claisbrook Road', document titled 'Extract. Women's Social Work in Western Australia', Salvation Army Heritage Museum WA.

Prepared by: Debra Rosser