Story: Children’s homes and fostering

Opening of Lorne Farm, Southland, 1902

Opening of Lorne Farm, Southland, 1902

Lorne Farm was a benevolent institution run by the Southland Charitable Aid Board. Opened in 1899, it initially accommodated elderly men. A children's wing was opened in 1902. Here members of the board pose on the front steps on opening day with an ornamental tool inscribed with the date. The children's wing closed in 1926.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Children’s homes and fostering - Church institutions and charitable aid', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 October 2021)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 21 Dec 2018