Child Welfare Home
138 Flinders Parade
Provider: Queensland Government
Year Opened: 1900
Year Closed: 1994
Image courtesy of James.
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Photo Circa 1900. (Sandgate Museum)
The house which was to become the “Sandgate Home” was built in the late 1890’s for a Brisbane businessman. In March 1944, the “Sandgate Home” was opened by the Maternal and Child Welfare Section of the Department of Health, as a home for the admission of children whose mothers have been taken seriously ill and for whose care no other suitable arrangements could be made. The opening of the Home represented an expansion of the work of the Section. It is also possible that the buildings were utilised for children as part of the scheme developed to assist “Bush Children”. By the early 1990s, the Centre was considered to be outdated in terms of its use as a residential facility, and was closed in April 1994.
During the short 6 weeks that my siblings and our neighbors children were at the home (for Google Earth users: 27 18’55.66S 153 04’11.47E), we attended Sandgate State School.
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