St Johns Orphanage, Thurgoona

Location

Thurgoona
Albury NSW
Australia

Provider: Sisters Of Mercy

Year Opened: 1882

Year Closed: 1978

St John’s Orphanage was founded by the Albury Foundation of the Sisters of Mercy in 1882 at Thurgoona. It was also known as St John’s Home, Wirlinga. The Orphanage first housed girls aged 5 to 16 years and later accommodated 30 British war orphans. In later years it cared for both boys and girls. From 1976, St John’s Orphanage was replaced by group homes; it closed in 1978.

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