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Carinya Family Group Home (c. 1970 - c. 1978)

c. 1970
c. 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 about 1970. It provided cottage accommodation to a small group of children. The Home closed in about 1978.


Carinya Family Group Home was in Rosny, a Hobart suburb on the eastern shore.

St Joseph's Childcare Centre, run by the Sisters of Charity, established and managed the Home.

In an attempt to make Carinya more like an ordinary home, the number of children was fairly small and a married couple ran it, with the man going out to work. A child welfare officer from the Social Welfare Department visited the home regularly.


c. 1970 - c. 1978
Location - Carinya Family Group Home was in 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,

Prepared by: Caroline Evans