Convent of the Good Shepherd, Oakleigh
Provider: Sisters of the Good Shepherd
Year Opened: 1883
Year Closed: 1981
The Convent of the Good Shepherd, Oakleigh, was established in 1883 due to overcrowding at the Convent of the Good Shepherd, Abbotsford. It was demolished in 1986. It was also known as the Private Reformatory for Roman Catholic Girls. The Convent first received girls and women from about 14 years but, in later years, it accommodated girls from the age of 11.
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Girls’ Training Home, Oakleigh, 7 November 1908 (Advocate)
What Our Catholic institutions Are Doing, 4 February 1911 (Advocate)
The Charges Levelled Against the Convent Laundries, 14 September 1918 (Advocate)
A Local Spin on the Laundries of Shame, 27 April 2003 (Age)
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