Glen Mervyn Junior Red Cross, Randwick
Coogee Bay Road
Provider: Australian Red Cross
Year Opened: 1974
Year Closed: 1980s
Thomas Albert Field bequeathed ‘Glen Mervyn’ to the Australian Red Cross on condition that it not be used for other than philanthropic or charitable purposes.
The Glen Mervyn Red Cross Home took in children whose families were experiencing a range of problems. It is thought that this home closed in the 1980s.
The Red Cross conducted a convalescent home for ex-servicemen of World War Two from 1942 to 1946, when it was leased to Sydney Legacy at a token cost for use as a residence for wards of Legacy. In 1973 Legacy handed the property back to the Red Cross and the following year it opened as a Junior Red Cross Home ‘Glen Mervyn’.
Related News Articles
For the Sake of the Children the Red Cross Wants to Involve You in this Year’s Appeal, 5 April 1978 (Australian Women’s Weekly)
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