Children's Homes and Institutions in Australia

Abbreviations: AB=Northern Ireland Area Board; IS=Industrial School; LA=Ladies' Association; PL=Poor Law Home;
   Rfy=Reformatory School; SA=Salvation Army; MH=Magdalen Home; MB=Mothers/Babies;
   CS=Certified School; AS=Approved School; CHE=Community Home; LD=List D;
   PHm=Probation Home; PHs=Probation Hostel; BI=Borstal; DC=Detention Centre;
   DB=Barnardo's; WS=Waifs & Strays / Children's Society; NCH=National Children's Home; CC=County Council;
   BC=Borough Council; LC=London Borough Council.

Links marked * are to pages on

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales


  • Lady Northcote Farm School, Glenmore, Bacchus Marsh
  • Melbourne Orphan Asylum, Brighton North, Melbourne
  • Melbourne Orphan Asylum, Emerald Hill, Melbourne
  • Melbourne Orphanage, Windermere. Butler Street, Melbourne

Western Australia