St Anthonys Home



Provider: McKillop Family Services

Year Opened: 1921

Year Closed: 1943

Was known as St Anthony’s Children’s Home and in 1943 the name changed to St Anthony’s Home.

Photo courtesy McKillop Family Services.

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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)

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As a child Roy McFadyen was placed in Melbourne orphanages by his parents and at 15 in the middle of the Great Depression had to learn to support himself. Swept up by WWII into aircraft maintenance he went on to own a highly respected aircraft maintenance company and his life story provides a slice of Australian social history.

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