St Catherine’s Girls Orphanage

St Catherine’s Girls Orphanage

Roslyn Road, Highton




Provider: Sisters of Mercy

Year Opened: 1862

Year Closed: 1975


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.

Articles relating to this Home:

St Catherine’s Orphanage Inspection by Mr Hogan – The Argus from 18th April 1928.

CLAN Homes – Orphanages Gallery

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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:

VIC 80

The author writes in a very telling and simple way of the experiences of her early childhood days in the orphanage, her search for her biological parents and her later experiences.