The Dowdle Family Group Home was operated by the Presbyterian and Uniting Churches. First located in Fairfield, it opened in around 1963. Around 1977, the Dowdle Family Group Home moved from Fairfield to Salisbury. On 22 June 1977 control was transferred to the newly-formed Uniting Church. From March 1985 it was known as "Dowdle". In October 1986, Dowdle moved to Bellevue Avenue, Salisbury. It closed in 1993.
Dowdle Family Group Home was licensed initially under The State Children Act. Subsequently it was licensed under The Children's Services Act on 4 August 1966.
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.42.; Email correspondence with Presbyterian Church of Queensland archives, November 2014.
Prepared by: Lee Butterworth
Created: 8 June 2011, Last modified: 11 November 2014