Parramatta Girls Training School
1 Fleet Street
Provider: NSW Government
Year Opened: 1817
Year Closed: 1974
Parramatta Girls Training Home was the name given in 1912 to the former Parramatta Girls Industrial School. It accommodated around 160 to 200 older girls at a time. The girls had been charged with crimes, or committed by welfare organisations. In 1946, after a public controversy, its name changed again to the Parramatta Girls Training School.
For further information about this Home, please refer to: Connecting Kin.
Article referencing this Home: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/abuse-history-is-back-to-haunt-nsw
Website Regarding this Home: http://www.parragirls.org.au/
CLAN Homes – Orphanages Gallery
CLAN Museum Gallery
There are currently no images of historical items available for CLAN members to view for this Home. If you have any historical items and would like to donate them, please contact CLAN.
CLAN library books where this Home is mentioned include:
Childhood abuse, abandonment, maternal rejection, scandalous treatment under the guise of care in notorious juvenile institutions and life on the streets of Kings Cross are just part of the extraordinary tapestry that is the life of Australian singer and entertainer, Sharyn Crystal. The Inconvenient Child is a gritty account of Sharyn’s life, beginning as an abandoned child of mixed race, and her struggle to survive in an often hostile white society, her journey to success as a singer and her remarkable quest to find her African-American father on the other side of the world.
This is the story of a Sydney family forced to repeat the most painful lessons in its own history. Vicki griffin was described as uncontrollable from the age of twelve. She spent many months in remand centres including the notorious Parramatta Girls’ home. By thirteen she had given up school, by fourteen she was pregnant and by the age of fifteen she was a mother. Read her incredible journey full of raw honesty and emotion.