Launceston Girls’ Home
273 Wellington Street
Year Opened: 1921 (previously Launceston Girls’ Industrial School in 1877–1921)
Year Closed: 1989
The first intake of nine girls was housed in an old government cottage in Princes Square then shifted to 273 Wellington St where it remained until 1957. They were taught housekeeping and cooking skills.
The home was run by a volunteer ladies’ committee and an advisory council of five men.
Governors: HC Barnard, Chairman. Secretary and Treasurer: PM Hughes. Matron: CE Caught
Related News Articles
Launceston’s Home for Girls, 22 Mar 1924 (Daily Telegraph)
Launceston Girls’ Home: Fifty Years of Service, 28 July 1927 (Mercury)
Launceston Girls’ Home, 17 December 1926 (North-Eastern Advertiser)
Launceston Girls’ Home, 25 Jul 1939 (Advocate)
Good Training At Girls’ Home, 28 May 1953 (Examiner)
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