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Northern Territory - Organisation

Bakhita Village (1972 - 1974)

Catholic, Children's Home, Cottage Home and Home
Northern Territory

Bakhita Village was opened in the Darwin suburb of Coconut Grove in January 1972 by the Canossian Daughters of Charity, a Catholic order from Italy. It was a small complex of five family-style homes that provided long and short term residential care for children. Bakhita Village was open for just short of three years before its destruction by Cyclone Tracy in December 1974. While the site was subsequently rebult, it no longer provided residential care for children. The Canossian Sisters continued to live at the Bakhita Village convent until 1983, when the site was transferred to the St Vincent de Paul Society for use as a homeless men's shelter.



1972 - 1974
Location - Bakhita Village was located on Dick Ward Drive, Nightcliff. Location: Nightcliff


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Molinari, Sister Anna, '50 years of making Jesus known and loved: The Canossian Sisters in Darwin 1970-2020', Unity - Catholic Community of the Northernn Territory, Diocese of Darwin, no. 43, December 2020,

Prepared by: Constance Thurley-Hart