Story: Children’s homes and fostering

Girls gardening at Fareham House

Girls gardening at Fareham House

Fareham House for girls, near Featherston, was the only institution specifically for Māori. It opened in 1944 and took in girls who had got into trouble. In the 1960s it was turned into a home for young girls of all ethnicities. Gardening was a chore common to most residential institutions.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQT 6401/A46,329

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Children’s homes and fostering - Government institutions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 September 2021)

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