Ohio Boys’ Home, Walcha
Ohio Boys Home
Provider: Anglican Church
Year Opened: 1950
Year Closed: 1965
Ohio Boys’ Home, located in Walcha, was operated by the then Church of England (Anglican Church) from 1950. It was a companion home to the Coventry Home, in Armidale, which was for girls. Ohio Boys’ Home closed in the mid-1960s, and the boys were transferred to Coventry Home. It is now owned by Bruce and Jillian Mitchell and is a private residence. Ohio was originally built in the 1800s and Jillian is a descendant of the first owners. They have a writ for the property.
Related News Articles
Quite Happy at Home, but wanted Holiday at Armidale, 26 August 1953 (Armidale Express & New England General Advertiser)
Ohio Home Officially Opened, 11 December 1950 (Armidale Express & New England General Advertiser)
Church Under Fire for Gagging Abuse Victims, 27 October 2004 (ABC News)
Justice Denied Abuse Victims, 17 July 2013 (Armidale Express)
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Child Sex Abuse Inquiry Granted Wish of Dying Victim Keith Grosser, 13 September 2014 (Australian)
Journalism Matters: Power & Healing In Storytelling, 20 September 2014 (Courier Mail)
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