Museum Collection

CLAN was established in 2000 in Sydney by Care Leavers for Care Leavers and has always maintained an Australian Orphanage Museum, so that our history is visible to all Australians.

We have hundreds of items on display at the Australian Orphanage Museum at 351 Ryrie Street, Geelong, VIC, including:

  • A baby’s cot from Methodist Babies’ Home – VIC
  • A large gate from Mater Dei Orphanage – NSW
  • Strap used at St Augustines Boys home in the 1960s
  • Badges
  • Crockery and Utensils
  • Memorabilia
  • Personal Diaries
  • Photos
  • Plaques
  • Signs
  • Suitcases
  • And many more historical items.


Click Here to see a Selection of Orphanage Appeal Badges from the Museum’s Collection

Click Here to see a selection of what is at the Australian Orphanage museum

Australia Orphanage Museum Collection Management Policy