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Western Australia - Organisation

Government Receiving Home (1935 - 1952)

  • All On Together [Government Receiving Home]

    All On Together [Government Receiving Home], 18 August 1935, courtesy of National Library of Australia.
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From
1935
To
1952
Categories
Children's Home, Government-run, Home and Receiving Home
Alternative Names
  • Mt Lawley Reception Home (also known as, 1935)
  • Receiving Depot (also known as)
  • Receiving Home (also known as, 1935)

Government Receiving Home was the new name given in 1935 to the Government Receiving Depot in Mount Lawley, giving temporary accommodation to children awaiting placements with foster parents or institutions. In 1953 Government Receiving Home became the Child Welfare Reception Home.

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The Government Receiving Home, Mount Lawley, continued the Government Receiving Depot from 1935. It gave temporary accommodation to children who were taken into 'care' as they awaited placement with foster parents or institutions. It also accommodated children who were awaiting medical or dental treatment in Perth, or who were scheduled for appearance at the Children's Court. Private admissions were also accommodated.

Events

1935 - 1952
Address - The Government Receiving Home was on the corner of Walcott and Lord Streets, Mount Lawley. Location: Mount Lawley

Timeline

 1893 - 1907 Government Industrial School
       1907 - 1935 Government Receiving Depot
             1935 - 1952 Government Receiving Home
                   1953 - 1972 Child Welfare Reception Home
                         1973 - 1980 Mt Lawley Reception Home
                               1980 - 1984 Walcott Centre

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Publications

Reports

  • Western Australia. Child Welfare Department, Annual Report of the Child Welfare Department, Child Welfare Department, Perth [W.A.], 1928-1972. 1935. Details

Online Resources

Photos

All On Together [Government Receiving Home]
Title
All On Together [Government Receiving Home]
Type
Image
Date
18 August 1935
Source
National Library of Australia

Details

Reception Home front door, 1921
Title
Reception Home front door, 1921
Type
Image
Date
2013
Source
Dr Debra Rosser

Details

Reception Home doors, 1921
Title
Reception Home doors, 1921
Type
Image
Date
2013
Source
Dr Debra Rosser

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Where the Little Wards of the State are Drafted', Sunday Times, Sunday Times, 18 August 1935, p. 15, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59448850; 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, http://signposts.cpfs.wa.gov.au/pdf/pdf.aspx.

Prepared by: Debra Rosser