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Victoria - Archival Series

Welfare Photographs and Publications (c. 1956 - c. 1960)

c. 1956
c. 1960
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Welfare Photographs and Publications is a series comprising photographs published by the British and Victorian state governments about social welfare activities and institutions. The records include photographs a number of Victorian children's Homes.


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These records were part of the RMIT Social Policy Archive before their subsequent transfer to the University of Melbourne Archives. The photographs and publications were collected by Donella (Donna) Jaggs, a former social worker with the Victorian government, who went on to become a lecturer and researcher in social policy.

There are photographs of buildings and people (children and staff members) from a number of Victorian institutions, including: Poplar House, Turana; Hillside Boys' Home; Sutton Grange; and Winlaton (including Winbirra Reception/Remand Centre and Leawarra Hostel).

Other photographs are from family group homes run by the Victorian government, including: Larnook, Moonya, Kalimna, Bunyarra.

There are also some photographs taken by the Department of foster homes.


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Prepared by: Cate O'Neill