Highfield Home Invercargill

Dates: 1961-1975


Opened in a new building nest to Peacehaven, the Presbyterian Support Southland home for the elderly, in 1961. It had accommodation for 14 children in 5 bedrooms. Highfield closed in 1975 and the last children were transferred to Sutherland Home. By then there was a lack of demand for institutional care. In 1977 it was converted into a home for physically disabled people, run in conjunction with the Crippled Children’s Society.