Turana Boys Home

Turana Boys Home

900 Park Drive

Parkville

VIC

Australia

Provider: Victorian Government

Year Opened: 1952

Year Closed: 1993

 

The different sections of Turana Boys Home were:

  • Billabong originally called Coolabah
  • Poplar Cottage
  • Quamby House
  • Waratah House

The Royal Park Depot in Parkville was the sole reception centre for children committed to State Care from 1880 – 1961.

The buildings were renamed Turana in 1952.

From around 1960, the Government established new reception centres, to alleviate overcrowding at Turana.  By the 1990’s the state was contracting out ‘reception care’ to non-government agencies.

Turana operated as a youth trining centre from around 1985.

The Melbourne Youth Justice Centre opened on the site in 1993, and the Parkville Youth Residential Centre opened on the site in 1991.

Does anyone know of Douglas Roy Wilkie, a youth worker at Turana Boys Home, Parkville in 1960 – 1963?  If so, can you please ring CLAN on 1800 008 774.

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