Bethel Home was first licensed under The Infant Life Protection Act 1905, then The State Children Act 1911.
The property housing the Bethel Home was donated to the National Indigenous Training Association (NITA). NITA was founded by Graham Paulson, Queensland's first ordained Indigenous Baptist minister. Accommodation consisted of individual cottages known as Back House, Morris Cottage, Bethesda House and Westaway House.
The Secretary of the Bethel Home Committee advised that they have not been able to locate any client records.
In 2021, the Queensland government has agreed to be a funder of last resort for this institution. This means that although the institution is now defunct, it is participating in the National Redress Scheme, and the government has agreed to pay the institution's share of costs of providing redress to a person (as long as the government is found to be equally responsible for the abuse a person experienced).
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05 November 2021
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/qld/QE00053
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