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Queensland - Organisation

Xavier Home for Crippled Children (1949 - 1994)

15 May 1949
Catholic, Disability Institution and Home

The Xavier Home for Crippled Children, in Coorparoo, operated from 1949 to 1994. It was run by the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary. In reponse to changing Government policies, Xavier changed from an institutional model of care to a community based model of care in 1994. It was then re-named Xavier Children's Support Network.



1949 - 1994
Location - The Xavier Home for Crippled Children was situated in Cavendish Road, Coorparoo. Location: Coorparoo


 1949 - 1994 Xavier Home for Crippled Children
       1994 - Xavier Children's Support Network


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Concert Packed', Sunday Mail, 22 May 1949, p. 5,; 'The Xavier Home for Crippled Children', Cairns Post, 29 April 1953, p. 6,; 'A Piece of the Story': National Directory of Records of Catholic Organisations Caring for Children Separated from Families, Australian Catholic Social Welfare Commission & Australian Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes, 1999, pp. 83-84..

Prepared by: Lee Butterworth