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Photograph - Colour - Ballarat Female Refuge - Alexandra Babies' Home

From the Collection of Ballarat Heritage Services PO Box 2209 Bakery Hill Post Office Victoria

Description
Postcard size coloured photographs
Object Registration
3235
Keywords
ellis, sarah ellis, ballarat female refuge, ballarat, welfare, town and city mission, women, alexandra babies home, baby, orphanage
Historical information
The Alexandra Babies' Home was adjacent to the Ballarat Female Refuge in Scott's Parade, Ballarat East. The babies from the unmarried mothers at the Refuge remained at the Babies' Home until around the age of three years, when they were usually transferred to the Ballarat Orphanage in Stawell Street, Ballarat East. The Babies' Home was suddenly closed in 1973 under the Hamer Government.
When Made
2000
Made By
Dorothy Wickham (Photgrapher)
Last updated
18 Sep 2018 at 12:51PM