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Nazareth House photos

by Gabrielle Short (guest author) on 27 May, 2011

On 15 April 2011 Dennis Fogarty posted a request on our Message Board, asking if anyone had photos taken during 1955-56, of Nazareth House in Sebastopol, Victoria. Gabrielle Short has kindly forwarded the following photos.

St Joseph’s Boys’ Dormitory, early 1960s
St Joseph’s Boys’ Dormitory, early 1960s

5 thoughts on “Nazareth House photos”

  1. Hi Gabrielle,
    Thanks for the photos on St Josephs at Ballarat. Yeah, I should have said St Josephs and not Nazareth House. Once again many thanks…………… Dennis F………..

  2. Sorry Dennis,
    That’s probably my fault for not being clear. It is my understanding that St. Joseph’s Home was for boys and girls up to six years of age and Gabrielle’s photos are of St. Joseph’s.

  3. St Joseph’s baby’s home was run by the Poor Sisters of Nazareth also known as the Cruel Sisters of Nazareth. St Joseph’s baby’s home was on the same grounds as the Nazareth Boys home in Grant St Sebastapol a suburb of Ballarat. Nazareth Girls home was in Mill St Ballarat across from Lake Wendoree. The age group for St Joseph’s baby’s home was from infant to 5yrs of age, then they boys would be sent over to the Nazareth Boys Home and the girls would be sent to Nazareth Girls Home in Ballarat these 3 homes were all run by the same nuns.

  4. Thank You Ladies, now have the information for me to follow up.

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