St Mary's Hostel - Alice Springs - Australian Board of Missions - Institution for half-caste children is a file containing documents related to the beginnings of the St Mary's Home for Children in 1946. The Home was also referred to as St Mary's Hostel and, when it was first established, as the Mount Blatherskite Hostel or Institution.
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This file relates to the beginning of St Mary's Hostel in 1946. It also refers to the Mount Blatherskite Hostel which was the name for St Mary's when it was first established.
The file also contains information about the return of children evacuated from the Northern Territory to Mulgoa in New South Wales during the World War II. Documents related to St Francis House in South Australia, to which some of these children were also sent, can also be found on this file.
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 13 June 2012, Last modified: 26 November 2020