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Riddells Creek Girls' Home


The Riddells Creek Girls’ Home was established by the Salvation Army in 1900.
In 1902 it housed 40 girls, including some ‘recruited’ from Melbourne’s slums. The Home closed in 1940.

The Riddells Creek Girls’ Home, reported the Adelaide Advertiser in 1902, included girls ‘recruited’ from the Chinese opium dens and other ‘vile resorts’ in the slums of Melbourne.

The newspaper described the Home as ‘spotlessly clean’, and stated it combined rigid discipline with kind treatment in a religious atmosphere.

In 1902 the Home housed 40 girls. They were ‘kept busy’ with light gardening work, machine knitting and ornamental needlework.

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  • Alternative Names

    Riddell's Creek Girls' Home

    Riddells Creek Reformatory


  • 1900 - 1940

    The Riddells Creek Girls' Home was located at Riddells Creek, Victoria (Building Unknown)



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