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Silverton Shelter


Silverton Shelter was run by the State Children’s Relief Department as a remand home for children who had been charged with offences by the police and were awaiting court appointments or being sent to other institutions. The shelter operated out of the old Silverton Gaol, on Burke street, Silverton, about 20km from Broken Hill. It had capacity for up to eight children. The Silverton Shelter closed in November 1936 following the opening of Kurnell Gardens by the Child Welfare Department as a children’s remand shelter.

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  • 1920s - 1936

    The Silverton Shelter was located in the Old Silverton Gaol on Burke Street, Silverton, New South Wales (Building Still standing)


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