Historical information

The Mission Rescue and Children's Home Canadian opened on Friday November 22, 1907. The formal opening at 3pm was conducted by the Mayor of Ballarat City Councillor F. Brawn with Hon David Ham to preside. The Hon Alfred Deakin gave an address. The Town Mission was established in Ballarat East by a group of Wesleyans. "Australian Silverpen" wrote an historical sketch about the Town Missioner, Martin Hosking. From miner's tent to mission pulpit : Martin Hosking, Ballarat's town missionary : an in memoriam sketch /‚Äč by The Australian Silverpen.
See https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/223253590?q=town+mission+hall+ballarat&c=book&versionId=244807517
See also Dorothy Wickham's Beyond the Wall: Ballarat Female Refuge