Agency VA 5099
The Gables
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Date Range: 1962 - 1986
 
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The Gables, located at 101 Princes Street, Kew, was a government operated children's home which opened in 1962. It accommodated 25 children who were wards of the state, consisting of boys from 4 to 10 years old, and grils from 4 to 14 years old.

Most of the children accommodated had either physical, behavioural or learning difficulties.

The Gables first accommodated children in dormitories on the first floor, but in 1965 alterations were made so that the children were accommodated in three fairly self-contained units, upstairs and downstairs in the main building and in a cottage at the rear of the main building. At the same time the Home's rostered child care workers were replaced with cottage mothers.

The Home was closed by the mid 1980s as part of the Department of Community Services (VA 2633) rationalisation of residential child care resources.
 
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1963 - 1985 Child Case History Files VPRS 17974 North Melbourne Closed
1963 - 1986 Admission, Discharge and Movement Register VPRS 17944 North Melbourne Closed
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1962 - 1986 Children, neglected, maintenance and education of VF 426
1962 - 1986 Intellectual disability services VF 249
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1962 - 1971 Social Welfare Branch, Chief Secretary's Department VA 2784
1971 - 1979 Social Welfare Department VA 946
1979 - 1985 Department of Community Welfare Services VA 613
1985 - 1986 Department of Community Services (also known as Community Services Victoria) VA 2633
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1962 - 1986 Health and Welfare Agencies VRG 8