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Broadmeadows Orphanage Plaque : 18 October 2013
Broadmeadows Orphanage Plaque : 18 October 2013
Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford

Plaque commemorates the unmarked graves of 492 orphaned babies who died at the Broadmeadows orphanage and were buried at Will Will Rook Cemetery from 1901 to 1942.

Broadmeadows Babies' Home, opened in 1890 and run by the Roman Catholic Sisters of St Joseph, housed orphans and wards of state until they were about five years old, when they were sent to other Catholic institutions throughout Victoria.

 

Location

Address:Camp Road , Will Will Rook Cemetery, Broadmeadows, 3047
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.686442
Long: 144.938084
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event End Date:August-1996

Dedication

Front Inscription

WILL WILL ROOK CEMETERY
This Plaque was erected by Sisters of St Joseph In memory of those laid to rest from St Joseph's Babies' Home Broadmeadows during the period 1901-1942

Source: MA
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