Warilda Receiving and Assessment Centre
84 Kedron Park Road
Provider: Government Run
Year Opened: 1967
Year Closed: 1989
Previously known as Diamantina orphanage until 1964.
Diamantina Orphanage established, 1865.
Moved to 84 Kedron Park Road, Wooloowin, January 1910.
Renamed Diamantina Receiving Depot and Infants’ Home, 1910.
Renamed Diamantina Receiving Home, 1962.
Renamed Warilda Children’s Home and Warilda Infants’ Home, December 1964.
Closed January 1989.
The Warilda Children’s Home and Warilda Infants’ Home was a state-run institution situated at Wooloowin. Until 1964, it was previously known as the Diamantina Receiving Home. The report of the Commission of Inquiry into Abuse of Children in Queensland Institutions (1999) stated that clothing was manufactured at Warilda, and that this clothing was provided to other State-run institutions in Queensland. “Made by all accounts entirely without regard to current fashion, it was a source of humiliation to some, at least, who had to wear it”
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