The Birralee Receiving and Assessment Centre came into being in 1967. It was a government-run institution situated in Rockhampton. Previously it was known as Birralee Children's Home. On 23 November 1981 it was replaced by the Birralee Hostel.
Sources used to compile this entry: Department of Families, Missing pieces: information to assist former residents of children's institutions to access records, State of Queensland, 2001. p.13.; Queensland. Dept of Children's Services, Centenary of care for children, Govt Printer, [Brisbane], 1979, 32 pp; Centenary of care for children 1879-1979, 1979, http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/36784/20030730-0000/www.families.qld.gov.au/department/centenary_of_care/index.html.
Prepared by: Lee Butterworth
Created: 25 May 2011, Last modified: 6 June 2014