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Western Australia - Archival Series

Children's Homes Files (1897 - 2012)


The Salvation Army Heritage Museum WA, Children's Homes Files is a series of lever-arch files and photograph albums that include documents, photographs, newspaper articles and correspondence relating to children's Homes run by the Salvation Army in WA. There are no personal records held in this series but there are many photographs and photocopied images of children.


Access Conditions

Access to most items in the series is open, but it is essential to make an appointment to view the series.


The Salvation Army Heritage Museum WA, Children's Homes Files includes the following lever-arch files which are held in the museum. The range of years covered by the files is shown in brackets. Within the year range, there are many missing years:

  • Collie Estate Child Homes closed (1900-2005)
  • Cornelie Court social homes closed (1898-2002)
  • Cottesloe Girls Closed Social Work (1898-1998)
  • Cottesloe Girls' Home (1898-2002)
  • Cottesloe Photos (1919-2005)
  • Cottesloe Reunion (1920s-1960s)
  • Graceville Photo Album, 1978
  • Graceville Photos (1950s-2007)
  • Graceville social work (1925-2010)
  • Hillcrest Photos (1921-2008)
  • Hollywood Children's Village (1960s-1990s)
  • Hopetoun closed social work (1903-1924)
  • Kalgoorlie Photos (1913-1943)
  • Mens Home social work closed (1968-1990s)
  • Nedlands Boys Home closed social work (1906-1990s)
  • Nedlands History (1909-1990s)
  • Seaforth Boys Home closed social work (1921-2012)
  • Seaforth photos (1920s-1950s)
  • Summer Street Rescue Home closed social work (1897-2009)
  • West Subiaco Boys' Home closed social work (1918-2000s)
  • Withnell House child home closed (1952-2009)

Prepared by: Debra Rosser