Ohio Boys Home

Ohio Boys Home

Walcha

NSW

Australia

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.

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