A statement by the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse as part of Case Study 52: Institutional review of Anglican Church authorities contains some information about Molloy House. The statement says that income from the farming at Burton Hall, Tatura (whose Farm Training Scheme had closed in 1967) went to support 'a Hostel for Probation Boys established at Maling Road Canterbury.
'This establishment later became known as "Molloy House" and was in association with the St John's Home for Boys and Girls. The aim of these hostels was to assist, train and rehabilitate youths between 15 and 21 years through (a) hostels and (b) a Guild of Helpers' (Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, p.13)..'
The annual report of the Social Welfare Department for 1968-69 states that 'Molloy House has a structured program for a group of ten wards placed from Turana Youth Training Centre' (p.31).
A decision was made in 1979 to close Molloy House and the property was sold in December of that year. The Molloy House hostel relocated to an alternate property in Brunswick, for a period of around 3 years (Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, p.14).
11 January 2023
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