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Records of Gordon Homes for Boys and Girls

Identifier(s): YMS 9914


Scope and contents

Collection comprises: correspondence 1902-1904; letterbooks 1906-1947; minute books 1904-1946; boys' registers 1887-1953; children's registers 1900-1911; cash books and records of expenditure; visitors' book; records of application for work 1889-1902; and miscellaneous papers. Also case files.


  • 1887-1953


  • Gordon Homes for Boys and Girls (Organization)

Conditions governing access

Partially restricted. Any person wishing to view material less than 99 years old must contact the Care Leaver Records Service, within the Freedom of Information Unit at the Department of Families Fairness and Housing : Email: [email protected] or phone 1300 151 883. The Care Leaver Records Service will liaise directly with the State Library on the client's behalf. Persons approaching the State Library first will be directed to the Care Leaver Records Service.

Biographical / Historical

Established in Melbourne in 1885-1889 with funds raised by William M. Forster and others associated with his welfare work, and the General Gordon Memorial Appeal Committee. The first building was opened in 1889. Gordon Care's residential program ended on 30th June 2012.


1.20 linear metres (23 boxes)



Related materials

State Library of Victoria holds related collection: Records of Gordon Care, ca.1960-2012 (YMS 14637).

General note

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; C929


  • Gordon Homes for Boys and Girls (Organization)
Guide to the Records of Gordon Homes for Boys and Girls
Language of description
Script of description

Repository details

Part of the Australian Manuscripts Collection, State Library Victoria Repository

328 Swanston Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000 Australia
03 8664 7002