The Society for the Relief of Destitute Children was formed in Sydney in 1852 by members of the Benevolent Society of New South Wales. It was a separate organisation and ran the Asylum for Destitute Children at Ormond House in Paddington (1852-1858) and the Randwick Asylum for Destitute Children. The Society was incorporated in 1857 under a special Act of Parliament. The Society was dissolved after 1915.
Sources used to compile this entry: Horsburgh, Michael, 'The Randwick Asylum: Organizational Resistance to Social Change', Australian Social Work, vol. 30, no. 1, 1977, pp. 15-24; 'Randwick Asylum for Destitute Children', in State Records Authority of New South Wales website, State of New South Wales through the State Records Authority of NSW 2016, https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/collections-and-research/guides-and-indexes/randwick-asylum-destitute-children.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 20 August 2013, Last modified: 6 February 2015