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Audit records, Quamby Youth Detention Centre

These records were created by the ACT Human Rights Commission during its audit of the Quamby Youth Detention Centre in 2005. Records contain a staff list, a Policy and Procedures Manual, a residents’ handbook and Code of Conduct, information for parents and guardians, and residents’ lists. Access to these records are restricted as they contain…

Human Rights Commission, Australian Capital Territory

The Human Rights Commission, ACT oversees issues of human rights and justice in the ACT, including ensuring that ACT government agencies are complying with human rights. As part of this work, it undertook an audit into the Quamby Youth Detention Centre in 2005.

Dormitory at the Salvation Army Home

This is a photograph of a dormitory at the Salvation Army Boys’ Home at Collie, Western Australia. It shows two long rows of steel-framed beds packed tightly together in a long, high ceilinged dormitory room. A side-table with a pot-plant on it has been placed in the walkway between the rows of beds, likely as…

The Senior girls song, Kildonan Burwood

This is an excerpt from the Uniting Heritage newsletter from March 2020. It shows a handwritten version of the lyrics of a song sung by the Senior girls at Kildonan in the years following World War Two. At a reunion in 2018, Bev and Nancy recollected about the songs they had sung as children at…

Wahroonga Baptist Family Group Home. Rockhampton 1979

This is a photograph of the Wahroonga Family Group Home, taken in 1979. It shows a large two-storey brick house with a van in the driveway.

St Vincents Orphanage Girls Dormitory, Queens Road Nudgee

This is a photograph of the Girls’ Dormitory at the St Vincent’s Orphanace, taken 1910. It shows a range of several single and double storey buildings bordering a grass field. A caption printed at the bottom of the image reads “St. Vincent’s Orphanage, Nudgee. Girls’ Quarters and Playground No. 1”

Church of England Family Group Home, Mason Street Rockhampton

This is a photograph of the St George’s Family Group Home located at Mason Street, Rockhampton, taken in 1979. It shows a raised single-storey weatherboard cottage with enclosed verandahs, and central front staircase.

Wilson Youth Hospital, Tenth Ave, Windsor Brisbane 1971

This is a photograph of part of the Wilson Youth Hospital, taken in 1971. It shows one of the entrances to the hospital, with signs reading ‘Court entrance’ and ‘Public entrance’ on the doors. A sign reading ‘Wilson Youth Hospital’ can be seen on the front wall.