Collie Girls and Boys Homes, Salvation Army
Years of OperationAt least 1905 to 1918.
Role Of FacilityResidential care of children – possibly Indigenous children, as the Salvation Army Collie Boys and Girls Homes are included on the State Records Office’s list of Stations, Missions and Reserves (see website below).
Sponsoring AgencySalvation Army
Other facilities in
Signposts that are
related to the
Sponsoring Agency
See the entry “Salvation Army” in the earlier section of Signposts, “Non-Government Agencies and their Subsidiary Institutions”
Brief HistoryResidential care provided by the Salvation Army in the south-west town of Collie.
The Salvation Army has its own entry in Signposts, and this should be consulted as it gives more information about the approach taken.
RecordsThe State Records Office lists a range of holdings about the Collie Boys and Girls Homes at its site , the earliest of which is dated 1905 (search under Salvation Army Collie).
Also held in the Battye Library is a book about pioneers in the Collie district, which includes information about the founders of the Collie Boys and Girls Homes

The Library and Information Service of Western Australia has a range of material relating to the Salvation Army in Western Australia, including some histories of individual residential facilities.
AccessWhile access to records is restricted to protect the privacy of individuals, people are encouraged to enquire.
Contact DetailsState Records Office, Alexander Library Building
James St West Entrance
Perth WA 6000.
Search Centre: GroundFloor Mon-Fri:9.30am-4.30pm
Telephone: (08) 9427 3360
Facsimile: (08) 9427 3368

For people wishing to access information about the Salvation Army and particular residential facilities:

The State Library of Western Australia (Battye Library),
Alexander Library Building, State Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000.
Telephone: (08) 9427 3111 (local) or 1800 198 107 (WA country callers)
Facsimilie: (08) 9427 3256 Email:
Opening hours for the Library at time of publication are:
Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm; Friday 9am-5:30pm;
Saturday/Sunday 10am-5:30pm

For information relating to Salvation Army Records for residential care:
The Salvation Army
Territorial Headquarters, Southern Territory
(95 Railway Road, Blackburn)
PO Box 479, Blackburn VIC 3130