Provider: Christian Brothers
Year Opened: 1901
Year Closed: 1983
Clontarf was opened by the Christian Brothers with boys from the Subiaco Boys’ Orphanage as the first residents. Clontarf later took in boys aged from 12 to 16 from different backgrounds including Australian-born boys who were State Wards, Orphans, private admissions and child migrants from Britain and Malta.
Click HERE and HERE for the news stories regarding former Clontarf and Castledare resident John Lawrence
Articles Mentioning this Home:
24 Apr 2022 – Man shipped to Australia as eight-year-old ‘orphan’ finally meets family 75 years later – Mirror Online
07 Oct 1950 – Clontarf Boys Injured – Trove (nla.gov.au)
06 Oct 1950 – NINETEEN CLONTARF BOYS IN CRASH – Trove (nla.gov.au)
21 Feb 1947 – Clontarf Orphanage – Trove (nla.gov.au)
04 Apr 1902 – A “HARD CASE.” – Trove (nla.gov.au)
Clontarf Town Annual Championship
14 Jan 1922 – Your Boots – Trove (nla.gov.au)
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