Faulds House was opened in 1976 at Guildford, in the Lynwood Hall complex. It was established by the Department of Youth and Community Services as a home for school aged girls. When Faulds House opened Linnwood was closed and renovated 'to be reopened as a hostel for working age girl wards'. Faulds House closed in 1988.
Faulds House was opened on 23 April 1976 at Guildford, in the Lynwood Hall complex. It was designed to provide accommodation for girls who were of primary and high school age, and attended local schools. The intention, according to the Department, was to provide 'a family type setting with minimum restrictions'. When Faulds House opened Lynwood Hall (Linnwood) was closed and renovated 'to be reopened as a hostel for working age girl wards'.
Sources used to compile this entry: Djuric, Bonney, Abandon All Hope: a history of Parramatta Industrial School, Chargan, Georges Terrace, 2008, 238 pp; 'Linnwood', in Heritage Council of New South Wales, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, https://www.hms.heritage.nsw.gov.au/App/Item/ViewItem?itemId=5052822; 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, https://clan.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/connectkin_guide.pdf.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 23 March 2011, Last modified: 9 December 2013