Bowmont Street Home Invercargill

Dates: 1886-1902


The Bowmont Street Home opened in 1886, and although it was intended as a home for the elderly, it also admitted children. In 1901 residents of the home included 36 men, 11 women, 8 boys and 9 girls. When the special children’s wing at Lorne Farm opened in 1902, the children from Bowmont Street Home moved there.