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Western Australia - Place

Roelands (1932 - )


Roelands is the name given to the Seven Hills farm property once owned by Mr Albany Bell. Its history in out of home care began in 1932 when the Chandler Boys' Farm (1932-1937) was established there. The property was later used for the Roelands Native Mission Farm (1938-1975) and Roelands Village (1975-1984). In 2014, Roelands remains as a working farm which has no relationship to its history in out of home care.


Peter Albany Bell, known as Albany Bell, was born in South Australia on 20 April 1871 and died in Western Australia on 14 September 1957. He was a businessman and philanthropist who had a particular interest in supporting youth justice and child welfare programs in Western Australia.


1932 - 1984
Location - Roelands was the location of the Seven Hills farm property that was the site of three residential out of home care institutions. Location: Roelands

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Sources used to compile this entry: Information Services, Department for Community Development, Signposts: A Guide for Children and Young People in Care in WA from 1920, Government of Western Australia, 2004,

Prepared by: Debra Rosser