St Augustine’s Boys’ Orphanage, Highton, Geelong
South Valley Road, Highton, Geelong, VIC, Australia
Provider: Christian Brothers from 1978, previously the Friendly Brothers
Year Opened: 1939
Year Closed: 1988
1939: moved to Highton in 1939, from Newton, Geelong.
St Augustine’s Adolescent and Family Services was established after the closure of the orphanage to provide small residential units, family support and specialist educational services.
CLAN has members who attended this Home.
For further information about this Home, please refer to: A Piece of the Story by the National Directory of Records of Catholic Organisations (available from the CLAN Library).
Related News Articles
Radio talks for St Augustine’s Appeal, 11 March 1937 (Advocate)
Orphanage Swimming Carnival, 5 March 1947 (Advocate)
New Bus for Geelong Orphanage, 9 September 1954 (Advocate)
Loss of Faith Transcript, 9 June 2002 [dead link]
Donald Alford Obituary: A Christian Brother Paedophile, 16 April 2004 (Legacy)
Ground Zero: How the Ballarat Diocese Exported Paedophiles to the World, 23 September 2019 (Age)
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Video: How Care Leaver, Johnno, found out about his sister’s death while in ‘care’ at St Augustine’s Orphanage – 16 March 2022
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