Karril Cottage was a Government run Home for school aged boys and girls. It had opened by 1973 and was located in the suburb of Kellyville. Karril Cottage closed in the late 1980s.
According to Connecting Kin Karril Cottage was a boy's Home. However, according to Boyle, Karril Cottage also took girls, receiving 14 girls from Thornbury Lodge in 1973. Accounts from a care leaver state that by the 1980s Karril Cottage was a boy's Home.
In 2006 a former private music teacher who taught boys from Karril Cottage was convicted of sexually abusing students, including at least one from Karril Cottage.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Boy punished over rape claim, court told', in The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 May 2005, https://www.smh.com.au/national/boy-punished-over-rape-claim-court-told-20050524-gdldrk.html; Boyle, Brian, The Child Welfare Schools: Recollections of these unique schools and the men and women who taught in them often under considerable difficulty, unpublished typescript, (618 pp. : ill., ports ; 32 cm), 1996; 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: Melissa Downing & Naomi Parry
Created: 23 March 2011, Last modified: 19 November 2018