The Anglican Homes Board was the body formed to replace Anglican Orphanages Board of Management to govern Anglican Children's Homes in Perth. The Anglican Homes Board was supplemented by the Swanleigh Council which was formed to develop and govern the largest Anglican institution, Swanleigh, which replaced Swan Homes.
In The Noisy Mansions (1986, pp.210-214), former Director of Swan Homes and Swanleigh, Roy Peterkin gave an overview of the role of the Anglican Homes Board and other boards and committees of the Anglican Diocese of Perth which governed Anglican children's homes.
The Anglican Homes Board's role in governance changed in the 1960s. In 1959, the Swanleigh Council was formed to develop and then govern Swanleigh, which had replaced the Swan Homes. While The Anglican Homes Board continued until 1970, the Swanleigh Council took a more direct role in the governance of Anglican children's Homes from 1960.
1868 - 1888 The Committee
1889 - 1939 Orphanages' Committee
1940 - 1954 Anglican Orphanages Board of Management
1955 - 1970 The Anglican Homes Board
1971 The Anglican Homes Board: Swanleigh Council
1972 - 2010 Swanleigh Council
Sources used to compile this entry: Casey, Kevin, Parkerville: Caring for Children - Care for Their Future, Parkerville Children and Youth Care (Inc), Parkerville, Western Australia, 2010. pp.103-104.; Peterkin, A. Roy, The Noisy Mansions : the story of Swanleigh 1868-1971, Perth Diocesan Trustees, Anglican Church of Australia, Midland, Western Australia, 1986. pp.150, 210-214.; Email from Diocesan Archivist, Anglican Diocese of Perth, 30 July 2014; State Records Office Western Australia, 'Wards Resident in Institutions - Vocational Guidance Reports - Policy & General Correspondence' Series 1099 Cons 2607 Item A0306.
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 29 October 2014, Last modified: 5 November 2015