St Catherine’s Girls’ Orphanage, Highton, Geelong
Roslyn Road, Highton
Provider: Sisters of Mercy
Year Opened: 1862
Year Closed: 1975
Other names: Our Lady’s Orphanage
St Catherine’s Orphanage was the new name given in 1912 to what was formerly Our Lady’s Orphanage. It accommodated girls aged between three and 14.
In 1928, the Orphanage moved from Newtown to Highton in Geelong. In 1960, it became the St Catherine’s Children’s Home.
For further information about this Home, please refer to: A Piece of the Story.
Related News Articles
St Catherine’s Orphanage: Inspection by Mr Hogan, 28 April 1928 (Argus)
A Model Institution for Australia, 15 November 1928 (Advocate)
Geelong Orphans put on Melbourne Concert, 26 October 1950 (Advocate)
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