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Boys Home, Indooroopilly (1946 - 1968)

  • Display of callisthenics at Indooroopilly Home for Boy, Qld, 1946-47

    Display of callisthenics at Indooroopilly Home for Boy, Qld, 1946-47, 1946 - 1947, courtesy of Salvation Army.
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  • Alkira Salvation Army Home for Boys at Indooroopilly

    Alkira Salvation Army Home for Boys at Indooroopilly, 1970?, courtesy of Supplied to ABC News.
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From
1946
To
1968
Categories
Children's Home, Home and Salvation Army

The Boys Home, Indooroopilly was run by the Salvation Army. Before 1946, it was known as the Boys Home, Washpool. Previously, the institution had been an Industrial School. In 1968, the name was changed to Cooinda Salvation Army Home for Boys.

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The Boys Home, Indooroopilly was an institution mentioned by a number of witnesses to the Commission of Inquiry into Abuse of Children in Queensland Institutions in 1998-1999.

Several submissions to the Senate Inquiry into Institutional Care which reported in 2004 related to the Boys Home Indooroopilly.

In January-February 2014, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse held a public hearing in Sydney examining the Salvation Army's response to allegations of child sexual abuse at Homes in New South Wales and Queensland, including the Boys Home, Indooroopilly.

Location

1946? - 1968?
Location - The Boys Home, Indooroopilly was situated at Moggill Road, Indooroopilly. Location: Indooroopilly

Timeline

 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

Related Events

Publications

Books

  • Palmer, Kevin, Boys' Home to Broadway, Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation, Broome, 2010, 239 pp. Details
  • Porter, Warren and Scott, Glyn (editor), A Tormented Life, Warren Porter, Strathalbyn, South Australia, 2010. Details

Reports

  • 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. Details

Resources

  • Shew, Nigel, Personal Story by Nigel, Care Leavers Australia Network, 2013. Details

Online Resources

Photos

Display of callisthenics at Indooroopilly Home for Boy, Qld, 1946-47
Title
Display of callisthenics at Indooroopilly Home for Boy, Qld, 1946-47
Type
Image
Date
1946 - 1947
Publisher
Salvation Army

Details

Alkira Salvation Army Home for Boys at Indooroopilly
Title
Alkira Salvation Army Home for Boys at Indooroopilly
Type
Image
Date
1970?
Source
Supplied to ABC News

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Palmer, Kevin, Boys' Home to Broadway, Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation, Broome, 2010, 239 pp.

Prepared by: Lee Butterworth