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Tasmania - Organisation

Carinya Family Group Home (1969 - 1978)

Catholic, Cottage Home, Family Group Home and Home
Alternative Names
  • Carinya Cottage (Also known as)
  • Rosny Cottage (Also known as)

Carinya Family Group Home, run by the Sisters of Charity, opened in Rosny in 1969. It was established to support the Sisters of Charity's move away from institiutional care to cottage care. The Home was managed by St Joseph's Orphanage, and later St Joseph's Child Care Centre. It provided cottage accommodation to seven children. The Home closed in 1978.


Carinya Family Group Home was established to be more like an ordinary home with the number of children kept fairly small and a married couple running the Home. However, a child welfare officer from the Social Welfare Department visited Carinya regularly.

In the Report of the Stolen Generations Assessor, Carinya Family Group Home was identified as a children's home where members of the Stolen Generations were placed.


1969 - 1978
Address - Carinya Family Group Home was located at 54 Rosny Esplanade, Rosny. Location: Rosny

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Sources used to compile this entry: Report of the Stolen Generations Assessor, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Tasmania, 2008,$stream; Information provided by the Sisters of Charity Archives Manager, correspondence recorded in the Find & Connect files at the University of Melbourne.

Prepared by: Caroline Evans and Nicola Laurent