St Mary’s Hostel

St Mary’s Hostel

39 Skene Street

Newtown, Geelong

VIC

Australia

Provider: Sisters of the Holy Angels

Year Opened: 1945

Year Closed: Unknown

The St Mary’s Hostel was a hostel providing accommodation for up to 20 young women working in the Geelong area. It was initally run by The Legion of Mary, and from 1964 came under the administration of the Sisters of the Holy Angels. The hostel was located in a building called “Hawthorne” at 39 Skene Street, Newtown, Geelong. State wards were sent to St Mary’s Hostel from Winlaton, and worked in a laundry associated with the hostel. Some young women from Pirra Girls’ Home were also sent to St Mary’s Hostel. The closing date for St Mary’s Hostel is not yet known.

 

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After the Orphanage: Life Beyond the Children’s Home

By Suellen Murray, John Murphy, Elizabeth Branigan