Mater Dei Orphanage
Provider: Catholics – Good Samaritan Sisters
Year Opened: 1910
Year Closed: 1957
Also known as Wivenhoe.
Mater Dei Orphanage was located at Narellan. The property was formerly known as ‘Wivenhoe’ and was purchased by the Trustees of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan in 1910 to serve as an orphanage for girls aged to 16 years and boys aged up to 12. Mater Dei Orphanage changed to Mater Dei School, a residential special school, in 1957.
Articles Mentioning This Home:
CLAN Homes – Orphanages Gallery
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CLAN library books where this Home is mentioned include:
“The Wheeling Years” book in the CLAN Library contains many photographs of the Home and the girls.