Original committee members charged with administering the orphanage were Gilbert William Eliot, the Reverend William Gray, Frederick Gordon, Patrick Francis Hanran and Joseph Hughes. The only change to this committee after the passing of the Orphanages Act 1879, was the replacement of Gilbert William Elliot with Charles Shortt Dicken, who occupied the position of Police Magistrate.
A matron was given the responsibility for running the orphanage with the assistance of a housemaid and a cook.
Annie Ball was appointed Matron of Townsville Orphanage in February 1899. Jean McIntyre was Matron of the Townsville Orphanage from March 1925 to October 1928.
14 May 2021
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