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New South Wales - Organisation

Newtown Maternity and Rescue Home (1892 - 1898)

Female Rescue Home, Home, Lying-in Home, Maternity Home and Salvation Army

Newtown Maternity and Rescue Home opened around 1892 in King Street Newtown, before moving to an address in Wilson Street and then Brown Street, Newtown. It was a Salvation Army rescue home and maternity hospital. The Home was relocated to Lucas Road Burwood in October 1898.


As with a number of the other maternity homes operated by the Salvation Army in Sydney's inner suburbs, it is difficult to ascertain precisely when this Home opened.


March 1892 - May 1892
Location - Newtown Maternity and Rescue Home was situated at King Street, Newtown. Location: Newtown
June 1892 - October 1892
Location - Newtown Maternity and Rescue Home was situatedat Wilson Street, Newtown. Location: Newtown
November 1892 - October 1898
Location - Newtown Maternity and Rescue Home was situated at Brown Street, Newtown. Location: Newtown


 1892 - 1898 Newtown Maternity and Rescue Home
       1898 - 1910 Burwood Maternity Home

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Sources used to compile this entry: The Salvation Army Australia Eastern Territory, 'Submission 46: EASTERN TERRITORY SOCIAL CENTRES: A list of openings, closings, and function', in Inquiry into Children in Institutional Care - Submissions received by the committee as at 17/3/05, Senate Community Affairs Committee, Commonwealth of Australia, June 2003,; Thinee, Kristy and Bradford, Tracy, Connecting Kin: Guide to Records, A guide to help people separated from their families search for their records [completed in 1998], New South Wales Department of Community Services, Sydney, New South Wales, 1998,

Prepared by: Naomi Parry