Boys Home, Washpool was a boys home at Washpool Farm near Kalbar. It was run by the Salvation Army and accommodated boys from the Industrial School for Boys, Indooroopilly from 1942 to 1945, during the second World War. After the war the boys were moved back to Indooroopilly. The facility was known as the Boys Home, Indooroopilly.
The property was owned by Mrs Enid Wienholt, widow of Captain Arnold Wienholt.
1922 - 1942 Industrial School for Boys
1942 - 1945 Boys Home, Washpool
1946 - 1968 Boys Home, Indooroopilly
1968 - 1969 Cooinda Salvation Army Home for Boys
1969 - 1983 Alkira, Salvation Army Home for Boys
Sources used to compile this entry: Palmer, Kevin, Boys' Home to Broadway, Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation, Broome, 2010, 239 pp.
Prepared by: Lee Butterworth
Created: 5 April 2013, Last modified: 14 April 2014