The Warilda Children's Home and Warilda Infants' Home was a state-run institution situated at Wooloowin. Until 1964, it was previously known as the Diamantina Receiving Home.
The report of the Commission of Inquiry into Abuse of Children in Queensland Institutions (1999) stated that clothing was manufactured at Warilda, and that this clothing was provided to other State-run institutions in Queensland. "Made by all accounts entirely without regard to current fashion, it was a source of humiliation to some, at least, who had to wear it" (p.67).
1865 - 1910 Diamantina Orphanage
1910 - 1962 Diamantina Receiving Depot and Infants' Home
1962 - 1964 Diamantina Receiving Home
1964 - 1967 Warilda Children's Home and Warilda Infants' Home
1967 - 1989 Warilda Receiving and Assessment Centre
Sources used to compile this entry: Commission of Inquiry into Abuse of Children in Queensland Institutions, Report of the Commission of Inquiry into Abuse of Children in Queensland Institutions, Queensland. Department of Families, Youth and Community Care, Brisbane, 1999. p.34, 62, 65, 67, 68, 154.; Department of Families, Missing pieces: information to assist former residents of children's institutions to access records, State of Queensland, 2001. pp.19-21..
Prepared by: Rosemary Francis
Created: 20 July 2011, Last modified: 26 March 2015